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Woodworking Planning

Prepare for your next woodworking project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

How to Buy Reclaimed Lumber

Our Cambridge, Massachusetts, project house used wood from old, redwood olive-oil barrels. Here's how to get wood that has a history that's longer, even, than yours.

A Complete Guide to Hardwood Flooring

This Old House presents a complete guide to finding the best hardwood flooring for your home.

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How to Choose and Use Wood Filler

Looking for the best wood hole filler? We offer a variety of options for plugging holes and filling cracks, with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

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How to Choose the Right Glue for Your Project

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains which glues and adhesives work best on various materials, such as wood, foam and cement, for indoor and outdoor projects.

How to Detect and Deter Termites

From trained dogs to high-tech listening devices, how to sniff out termites