Outdoor Living

Workshop

Animal House

It's a dog-training crate...it's a solid oak end table...it's both! Find out how to build it

Salvage Style

Use wood molding to create a cottage-style window box

Weekend Remodel

Spruce up your barbecue space with this handmade outdoor bar cart

Whaddaya Call It?

Take a tour inside a water filtration cartridge

Ask TOH: Q + A

The pros answer your questions

Ask TOH: Step-by-Step

Resurface worn concrete

Ask TOH: Reader Tool Test

Multihead trimmers

Ask TOH: Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Remove a wood plug from a hole saw; fill an interior door gap

Features

25 Thrifty Ways to Create an Outdoor Dining Space

Our budget-minded tips on furniture, fabrics, and other elements you'll need to create a stylish alfresco eatery

How a Garden Grows

A novice landscaper patiently turns her 1-acre backyard into a flourishing floral paradise

Before & After: Bath

Colorful glass tile and space-saving fixtures help turn a gloomy space into a pleasant place

Budget Redo

DIY cabinet doors, new uppers, and just-right finishing touches give an unappealing kitchen a welcoming glow

Reader Remodel: Small Fixes, Lots More Function

For a family-friendly summer cottage, it's the little things--like built-ins and trimwork--that mean a lot

All About

Wood Fences

Departments

Letter from This Old House

Feeling a bit sluggish?

Readermail

Your feedback, questions, and comments

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Your driveway's sealant might be dangerous; low-care lawns gain ground; a 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood; and more

Home Solutions

Boost your garden gate's appeal; tame your hose; 10 uses for sand; turn a potting bench into an outdoor party station; and more

Paint Ideas

A dining area's dark wood wainscoting gets a wake-up call with white and pale green hues

Landscaping

Learn four ways to propagate your favorite plants

Photoshop Redo

A wraparound porch and fresh color palette add up to an eye-catching facade for a two-story

Shopping

Barn-style sconces

Get This Look

Rustic wicker-filled porch

Price Wise

Grasscloth wallpaper

Save This Old House

An 1830 Italianate in Petersburg, Va. with original windows and interior details

Shortcuts

thisoldhouse.com

Landscape contractor Roger Cook on how to plant a tree
General contractor Tom Silva on how to install a window
Tom's advice to his daughter on being a first-time homeowner

 

Letter from This Old House

Email the Editor

 

Readermail

See videos of editor Scott Omelianuk's April letter and others
Email This Old House

 

Checklist

How to prune lilacs
How to prune a tree
How to prune and train roses

 

Home News

• Need ideas for your lawn? Try drought-resistant grasses
See all 51 Best Old-House Neighborhoods

 

Home Solutions

More 10 uses:
10 uses for beeswax
10 uses for plastic milk jugs
10 uses for dental floss
• Got a smart solution? Email our Editor, Scott

 

Before and After: Bath

Learn to install glass tile

 

Landscaping

More advice for propagating plants
Stem cutting (North Carolina State University)
Layering (North Carolina State University)
Root division (US National Arboretum)
Leaf cutting (Washington State University)

 

Budget Redo

• How to get a perfectly inexpensive tile backsplash

 

Shopping: Barn lights

• Visit rejuvenation.com/barn to get 25 percent off the two barn lights featured, as well as their larger versions, May 20 through June 30, 2010.
• Use code TOH15 to get 15 percent off products at Barn Light Electric May 20 through June 30, 2010. NOTE: The coupon code is not valid on: Previously discounted merchandise, Architectural Salvage or Clearance lighting. Cannot be combined with trade discounts or any other Barn Light Electric offers.
• Use code TOH15 to get 15 percent off on The Sign Bracket Store website June 1 through 30, 2010.
How to install an exterior sconce

 

Animal House: Dog crate

Instructions on how to build our dog crate/end table

 

Whaddaya Call It? Under-sink water filter

Watch a video of TOH plumbing expert Richard Trethewey installing an under-sink water filter

 

Weekend Remodel: Outdoor bar cart

More ways to trick out your bar cart

 

25 Thrifty Ways to Create an Outdoor Dining Space

How to set up a low-cost outdoor kitchen:
Outdoor kitchen on the cheap
Turn a salvaged sink into an outdoor bar
Build a grilling station

 

How a Garden Grows

Create a relaxing garden retreat

 

Reader Remodel: Small fixes, lots more function

Build a stylish garden shed

 

All About: Wood fences

Learn about exterior stain options

 

Ask This Old House

Watch a video of TOH general contractor Tom Silva replacing a threshold
Check out all the multihead trimmer reviews and attachments
Submit your questions

 

Save This Old House

• Know about a gem worth saving? Tell us about it

 

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