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Workshop

 

Workshop

Animal House

Our guide to making the most of a three-part agility course for your dog

Salvage Style

Create a pedestal shelf from a stone fireplace fragment

Weekend Remodel

Build a mudroom bench

Q + A

Replace leaky windows first, then the old furnace; evict ground-nesting yellow jackets; tighten porcelain drawer and door knobs; and more

Step-By-Step

Swap out stock garage doors for carriage-style models

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Cut trim with a miter saw; nail vertical paneling to strapping

Reader Tool Test

Folding pruning saws

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

One city's home-loan offer; safety improvements for baby-boomer abodes; the Great Bathtub Race; and more

Animal House

Our guide to making the most of a three-part agility course for your dog

Salvage Style

Create a pedestal shelf from a stone fireplace fragment

Weekend Remodel

Build a mudroom bench

Q + A

Replace leaky windows first, then the old furnace; evict ground-nesting yellow jackets; tighten porcelain drawer and door knobs; and more

Step-By-Step

Swap out stock garage doors for carriage-style models

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Cut trim with a miter saw; nail vertical paneling to strapping

Reader Tool Test

Folding pruning saws

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

One city's home-loan offer; safety improvements for baby-boomer abodes; the Great Bathtub Race; and more

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Features

 

Features

Before + After: Bath

Colorful stripes, vintage fixtures, and big mirrors brighten a windowless attic bath

Landscaping

Use our troubleshooting guide to get a big show of bulb blooms next spring

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Departments

 

Departments

Reader Remodel

Two dogged DIYers transform a musty, half-finished 1919 bungalow into a home any mother could love

Modern Function, Vintage Flair

With inspiration from [ITALIC "TOH"] and unique touches of their own, a Colorado couple creates a kitchen that's something special money savers

Cheapskate Hall of Fame

Eight clever readers share their tightwad ways

Fix Now, Save (a Lot) Later

How to repair nine little household problems before they turn into wallet wallopers upgrades

Kitchen and Bath Special

Fourteen affordable luxuries and handy helpers from this year's industry show

Get This Look

Craftsman-style kitchen

Shopping

Distinctive doormats

Price Wise

Half-moon edgers

Build It or Buy It

Butcher-block island

All About

Wainscoting

Home Solutions

Use a wood screen door to bring an outdoor feeling inside; 10 uses for natural lump charcoal; four places to take a DIY class; bottom-up roller shades; and more how-to projects

Paint Ideas

A hand-painted twig design puts the finishing touch on a formal room

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Thisoldhouse.com (p. 10)

Fall Upkeep

Learn how to fertilize your lawn and tune up your furnace—and find 30 more quick DIY projects that will save you money this fall [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/fall-upkeep} {more}]

Pet-Friendly Home

Top projects and gear to make your house a haven for you and your animal pals [XLINK {20296529} {more}]

8 palaces for small pets [XLINK {20296436} {more}]

11 crazy aquariums [XLINK {20295767} {more}]

7 outrageous doghouses [XLINK {20295553} {more}]

Reader Mail (p. 12)

We Like Hearing From You

Dollar-smart plan for an outdoor kitchen [XLINK {20278247} {more}]

Make swings safe [XLINK {20295164} {more}]

33 clever, time-saving, money-saving reader tips [XLINK {20284278} {more}]

Checklist (p. 15)

Get the Chimney Swept Early

Good wood fires [XLINK {20164138} {more}]

Repaint Thresholds Under Exterior Doors

Find more ideas for upkeep projects to tackle now [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/fall-upkeep} {more}]

Home Solutions (p. 19)

Screened-In Pantry

Build a screen door from a kit in a few hours [XLINK {1067855} {more}]

10 Uses

Find ways to use other leftovers [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=10+uses&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Bath Before and After (p. 27)

Light and Bright, Even Without Windows

Learn how the pros refinish a worn cast-iron tub [XLINK {197046} {more}]

Kitchen & Bath Special (p. 31)

Our Favorite New Product Picks

9 ways to save big this summer [XLINK {20292247} {more}]

Paint Ideas (p. 35)

Enliven Walls With Tiny Twigs

Download a free template for another design [XLINK {20247637} {more}]

Landscaping (p. 39)

Plant Now for Carefree Spring Color

Find Roger Cook's recipe for a long-blooming bulb combination [XLINK {20295299} {more}]

Shopping (p. 45)

Distinctive Doormats

Find 12 styles of sconces to light up a front door [XLINK {20193105} {more}]

Animal House (p. 49)

Put Your Pup Through the Paces

Learn how to construct a backyard agility course that's suited for your dog. [ITALIC "TOH"] senior technical editor Mark Powers shows you how [XLINK {20296555} {more}]

Think Your Pooch Is Pretty Good?

Learn about competitions near you [XLINK {http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm?action=refresh_index&active_tab_row=2&active_tab_col=3&fixed_tab=8} {more}]

Money Savers (p. 55)

Cheapskate Hall of Fame

Got money-saving tips to share? Post them online [XLINK {http://youroldhouse.thisoldhouse.com} {more}]

Salvage Style (p. 59)

Stone Fireplace Fragments

See a step-by-step video for this marble shelf [XLINK {20295605} {more}]

Build It Or Buy It (p. 64)

Butcher-Block Island

Get more steps [XLINK {20295801} {more}]

How to install a butcher-block countertop [XLINK {20222918} {more}]

Weekend Remodel (p. 67)

Build a Mudroom Bench

See an array of products to accessorize your bench [XLINK {20295187} {more}]

The perfect mudroom [XLINK {1176551} {more}]

Reader Remodel (p. 72)

My Mom Thought I Had Lost My Mind

Watch a video of [ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva refinishing a hardwood floor [XLINK {20238356} {more}]

Find step-by-step instructions on refinishing wood doors and trim [XLINK {20263376} {more}]

Fix Now, Save (a Lot) Later (p. 78)

Address Little Trouble Spots

Watch a step-by-step video on giving a new shrub a healthy start [XLINK {20052332} {more}]

Learn how to screen a floor [XLINK {203303} {more}]

Learn how to do your own deck check [XLINK {20198707} {more}]

Learn how to remove a broken clapboard and install a new one without damaging the surrounding siding [XLINK {20045291} {more}]

See Roger Cook's fall yard-work checklist [XLINK {20056389} {more}]

See a how-to guide for tightening a newel [XLINK {466194} {more}]

Find foolproof caulk and grout tips [XLINK {196930} {more}]

Find more foolproof caulk and grout tips [XLINK {218790} {more}]

All About (p. 86)

Wainscoting

Learn how to install beadboard wainscoting [XLINK {221855} {more}]

Learn how to install frame-and-panel wainscoting [XLINK {216493} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 91)

Q&A

Send your questions to [ITALIC "Ask This Old House"] [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/asktoh} {more}]

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