Building it Right

In uncertain times, our homes offer safe havens; improving them is an investment in the future



Splendor in the Bath

Soaking tubs refresh both body and spirit. By Judy Ostrow


A Cut Above

Safely removing a tree that can't be saved.By Nancy Lackman


Class Act

Teen builders learn while restoring a B & B.By Kristin Baird Rattini


Soft Rock

Easily worked yet durable, soapstone also looks great.By Jeanne Huber


Preparing for the Worst

Disaster insurance safeguards against Mother Nature.By Christina Wood

Talking Shop

Smoothing the Way

Sanding tools to shave stubbly wood.By Clayton DeKorne

By Design

Tucked In

A sleeping alcove adds a nautical not to a finished cellar.By Dan DiClerico


Homeowner's Handbook

Hanging Wallpaper

Painting and decorating contractor John Dee's step-by-step method for a well-clad wall. By Scott Gibson

Frame Work

Tom Silva establishes a solid support system for the TV show's Manchester project. By Jefferson Kolle

An Inside Job

A Massachusetts family buys the 1900 Colonial Revival house next door and restores its historical character.By Dan DiClerico

Pushing the Envelope

Installing windows, roofing, siding, and brickwork at This Old House's Timeless Home project.By Travis Neighbor Ward

Scenic Drive

This Old House executive producer Russ Morash oversees a driveway makeover at the setting of The Victory Garden. By Louise Jarvis

Poster: Wood Floors

From wide-plank white pine to African padauk, our primer on underfoot options. By Scott Gibson


Letter from This Old House

Our editor reflects on the World Trade Center tragedy.

On the Job

A special forklift gives Tom Silva and crew quite a boost.

House Calls With Steve

Expanding a kitchen for a two-cook family.

Ask the Expert

Strengthening walls, cleaning ceramic tile, and saving rusty lintels.

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