Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job

From the painting projects you have at your home to the dramatic details of someone else's, here's what you need to know


Ask This Old House

Getting a grip; ridge vents on low-slope roofs; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Paint scraper tune-up; extending door and window jambs; etc.


Appalachian Tale

A seedy shack blossoms into a weekend retreat.Laura Fisher Kaiser

Barn Storming

The new TOH TV project will turn a backyard storage shed into a cozy cottage.Dan DiClerico

Get Ready for Fall

Now's the best time to spruce up your yard.Josh Garskof

The Perfect Paint Job

Painting contractor Jim Clark reveals his secrets.Mark Feirer

High Drama

Putting a hilltop house back on firm footing.Laura Fraser

Recessed Lighting

Neat and discreet, recessed lighting can work in every room of the house.Max Alexander


On the Job

Vanquishing house-eating ivy; Lesson Learned; TOH Technique; etc.

House Calls

New sleek surfaces bring a kitchen's look in line with its contemporary house

By Design

Copper architectural details from today's master craftsmen


Storm windows do the job of replacement windows for a fraction of the cost

Talking Shop

Choosing the right pliers for the job

Home Technology

Whole-house and portable filters trap dust, pollen, and more


Through many styles, rocking chairs exert a timeless appeal

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a freezeproof faucet

Letter From TOH

Norm Abram stays a step ahead on seasonal chores

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