Tips & Tricks to Save Space


Q + A

Thin a chubby shrub; level a slab floor; deal with dryer lint; and more


Repointing a brick wall

Norm's tricks of the trade

Cut bolts down to size; steam out dents in pine; join the ends of clapboard siding

reader tool test

Cordless jigsaws


before + after: kitchen

The union of two rooms turned a dark and dreary kitchen into a cheery, open gathering spot

making room

A finished attic yielded a cozy bedroom suite and led to a fine-tuning that makes the most of a small house

smart storage solutions

Use clever built-ins to carve out places to store your stuff

Photoshop redo

A full-length front porch and Adirondack-style details spruce up a rustic cabin

branching out

Make your own twig trellises to prop up plants and enhance your yard

woodwork refresher course

Let a pro refinisher's tips, tools, and techniques help you put a fresh face on weary-looking millwork upgrades


Get a look inside a 105-year-old Renaissance Revival rowhouse filled with original woodwork upgrades


Victorian-style lav faucets

price wise

Bronze ring door knockers

get this look

Country-style potting room

build it or buy it

Paneled mailbox posts

all about

Wood entry doors


salvage style

Give reclaimed wood balusters new supporting roles as table legs or candlesticks

whaddaya call it

Get to know your electrical receptacle

weekend remodel

Easy-to-install crown molding


Readermail (p. 7)

Ladder Safety

Get a complete guide to ladder safety more

Proper ladder placement more

Ladder accessories more

Checklist (p. 9)

Plant Your Victory Garden

Get tips on prepping a garden bed for veggies more

Repair Cracked Shingles

If your roof needs a major mending, learn how to tackle it more

Prep the Play Area

Build a tree swing with your kids more

Bonus (p. 10)

Watch How-To Videos on Demand

Download videos to your mobile device more

Money-Saving Bonus

Slash electric and water bills. Save on long-lasting bath materials more

Time-Saving Tip

Strip hardware[EMDASH]with a slow cooker more

Letter (p. 11)

"Chew Your Milk" and Other Advice

Submit your story ideas, tips, money-saving tricks, and photos of your own remodels more

Home News (p. 14)

Basements Are Back

Ideas for sprucing up your house's subterranean space more

Cleaner Cuts

Get more tool coverage more

10 Uses (p. 18)

Carpet Scraps

Tell us how you put scrap materials to work, and your tips may appear in our June Reader-Created Issue more

Starter Kit (p. 20)

Everything You Need to Rewire a Light Fixture

Read a step-by-step story on how to swap an existing light for a vintage fixture more

Before + After: Kitchen (p. 25)

Be in TOH

Send us before-and- after photos, and you might end up in our June Reader-Created Issue more

Kitchen Office

Seven clever and storage-packed kitchen offices more

Shopping (p. 29)

Victorian-Style Lav Faucets

Learn how to install a new faucet more

TOH TV (p. 37)

From the TOH TV Pros

Learn how to properly shellac woodwork more

Photoshop Redo (p. 41)

Let's Redo Your House

Get your home a makeover in our special Reader-Created Issue in June more

Salvage Style (p. 45)

Fix Wood Finishes

Learn to make tiny dents, divots, and scratches in furniture disappear [XLINK {432209} {more}]

Discount for TOH Users

Get 25 percent off a salvaged stair part kit to make this table (call or email and mention the TOH discount) more

Whaddayacallit? (p. 49)

Inside the Outlet

Learn how to install a GFCI receptacle more

Build It or Buy It (p. 50)

Paneled Mailbox Post

See TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook install a post more

See more post-mount mailboxes more

Weekend Remodel (p. 52)

Install Easy Crown Molding

Watch a video of this weekend remodel more

How to put in crown molding more

How to install crown molding more

Crown molding forms more

How to cut miters more

Crown molding materials more

How to cope a joint for crown molding more

Making Room (p. 72)

Show Us

Send us before- and-after photos and you might see your home in our Reader-Created Issue in June more

Branching Out (p. 78)

Show Us

Got a winning landscape makeover to share? Send us before-and-after photos, and you might see it in our special June Reader-Created Issue more

Smart Storage Solutions (p. 84)

Send Pics

Show us your best storage solution and it might appear in our special Reader-Created Issue more

How Long Can Your Shelves Go?

Find out with the Sagulator calculator more

All About Wood Entry Doors (p. 92)

Tell Us

What do you want to know All About? Your idea might be featured in our special Reader-Created Issue more

Hang It Yourself

Tom Silva shows how to install an exterior door more

Ask This Old House (p. 101)


Send your questions to Ask This Old House more

Question of the Month (p. 104)

Brick Wall Crumbling

Crumbling mortar more

Insulating brick walls more

Insulating a brick house more

Brick facing more

Using brick veneer more

Installing a metal bracket for a flag into brick more

Mounting a window box on brick more

Cleaning paint and smoke from brick more

Cleaning plaster off brick more

Fireplace face-lift more

Whitewashing red brick more

Leaning chimney more

Dusty brick wall more

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