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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Batproof windows; sharpen a shovel; replacement trees; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

[ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter Norm Abram on hand-sawing like the pros

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Batproof windows; sharpen a shovel; replacement trees; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

[ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter Norm Abram on hand-sawing like the pros

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

Small Fixes, Big Payoff

Careful alterations make a vintage cottage more livable without sacrificing any of its charm

Her Patch of Green

A homeowner creates a sustainable garden, complete with fruits, vegetables, rabbits, and chicken

Black & Blue Thumb Awards

A dozen DIYers share their tales of woe and lessons learned

How Homeowners Are Saving Energy[EMDASH]and Money

Ten couples will cut $12,275 off their bills this year[EMDASH]see if what works for them can work for you, too

Family Project

Attract feathered friends to your yard with an easy-to-build bird feeder

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Departments

 

Departments

Kitchen Design

Victorian style meets 21st-century convenience in a redo that creates some much-needed space

Salvage

Give vintage shutters new life as cabinet doors

Home Tech

Using energy-saving CFLs doesn't mean you have to look green, too

From the TOH TV Job Site

The next project: Tom Silva and his crew build an old-style prefab house

Special: Debris Disposal 101

Smart ways to get rid of renovation waste[EMDASH]and save yourself some dough

Upkeep

Repairing and refinishing old windows

Toolbox

Back to cutting basics with 8 of our favorite handsaws

Step-by-Step

Install a ceiling medallion[EMDASH]in 3 hours

Save This Old House

An 1840s Greek Revival on Indiana farmland needs your help

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Web Highlights (p. 9)

Happy Halloween

Our new holiday channel [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/halloween} {more}]

Best tips for pumpkin carving [XLINK {20228938} {more}]

Haunted historic houses [XLINK {1551301} {more}]

Lighting for trick-or-treaters: Pathway [XLINK {1613039} {more}]

Lighting for trick-or-treaters: Entry [XLINK {20193105} {more}]

Lighting for trick-or-treaters: Garage floodlight [XLINK {437727} {more}]

Home inspection nightmares [XLINK {20211283} {more}]

30 projects to save energy, water, and money [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/green} {more}]

Around the House (p. 15)

Send Us Your Tips

Submit your favorite tips [XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=383} {more}]

Kitchen Design (p. 23)

Old Fashion, New Function

More storage ideas [XLINK {1195128} {more}]

Salvage (p. 29)

Reusing Interior Shutters

Watch the complete step-by-step for making the bifold cabinet door [XLINK {20229597} {more}]

Home Tech (p. 33)

Your CFL Problems Solved

Find which CFLs work best with your fixtures [XLINK {20227606} {more}]

TOH TV (p. 39)

Building a Prefab House

Read the homeowners blog [XLINK {http://oldhousemyhouse.thisoldhouse.com/} {more}]

Watch webcams of the project being finished [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/current-house-project/webcam/} {more}]

Special (p. 43)

Debris Disposal 101

Find more about making your job site green [XLINK {1537576} {more}]

Upkeep (p. 47)

Save That Sash

Watch [ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva free a window that was painted shut [XLINK {20053941} {more}]

Learn how to add weatherstripping to windows [XLINK {1120083} {more}]

Toolbox (p. 53)

When Push Comes to Cut

Learn about pull-stroke Japanese-style handsaws [XLINK {20054989} {more}]

Step-by-Step (p. 61)

Installing a Ceiling Medallion

Hanging a chandelier [XLINK {767799} {more}]

Installing a ceiling fan [XLINK {453858} {more}]

Chandelier buying guide [XLINK {20152445} {more}]

Vintage Cottage (p. 69)

Small Fixes, Big Payoff

Learn more about tankless water heaters [XLINK {213064} {more}]

Her Patch of Green (p. 77)

A humble backyard supports a sustainable garden

Get tips from [ITALIC "This Old House"] landscape contractor Roger Cook on installing a rain barrel [XLINK {20045365} {more}]

The Second Annual Black and Blue Thumb Awards (p. 82)

Home-Repair Blunders

Share your own Black and Blue Thumb stories [XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=366} {more}]

These Savvy Homeowners Will Save $12,275 on Their Energy Bills (p. 86)

By putting power-saving technologies to work inside their homes

Learn more about the technologies in this story and get other energy-saving tips [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=energy&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Family Project (p. 97)

Building a Bird Feeder

Watch a video of building this bird feeder [XLINK {20227595} {more}]

Download full-size templates [XLINK {20227595} {more}]

See all family projects [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/info/0,,20168465,00.html} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 107)

Hiding Beadboard Gaps

[ITALIC "This Old House"] general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates his techniques for installing beadboard wainscot [XLINK {262708} {more}]

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