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Workshop How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our workshop step-by-step tips & ideas.

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How to Repair a Damaged Carrying Beam

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.

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How to Make a Sliced Twig Table

Maker Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O’Connor built this side table on an episode of Ask This Old House

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How to Cut Glass

In this how-to video, learn the safe, effective techniques for cutting glass with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor

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How to Build a Work Glove Holder

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares a viewer tip for an inexpensive solution to storing work gloves

Norm Abram's Tricks of the Trade V

A collection of the latest and greatest tips from the TOH master carpenter

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How to Build a Space-Saving Workshop

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a hobbyist woodworker turn her small garage into an efficient workspace—with tips anyone can use

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How to Patch a Hole in Wood Trim

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a large hole in painted baseboard molding

Workshop Safety for Kids

12 tips for making sure your pint-sized DIYer is protected

Building a Car-Nut's Garage

Fixing up the garage may be last on the family priority list, but it's often first in the heart of those who love the smell of gasoline and the roar of a Chevy small-block V-8.