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S21 E8, Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva install a little free library
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How to Install a Little Free Library

Host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva install Brookside Elementary School’s new library, with the help of several of the school children.

S20 E39, Mark McCullough repairs an outdoor pizza oven
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How to Repair an Outdoor Pizza Oven

This Old House Mason Mark McCullough shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into their outdoor brick and stone pizza oven.

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How to Build a Tree Swing

Make an old-fashioned rope swing with these instructions for parents and kids.

S20 E24, Jenn Largesse installs a shipping container pool
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How to Install a Shipping Container Pool

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse takes her backyard project to new heights with a container pool installation.

Cedar garden hose holder
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How to Build a Cedar Garden Hose Holder

Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a convenient hose hideaway with a built-in reel.

Two girls playing in a homemade fort.
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How to Build a Fort

How to make a versatile backyard play area, with instructions for parents and kids.

Tom Silva and two children walking on stilts.
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How to Build Wooden Stilts

Walk a little taller after assembling these fun playtime accessories.

S20 E19, Jenn Nawada learns about yews
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How Shrubs are Harvested

Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada visits a fourth-generation nursery to learn how shrubs are planted, how they grow, and how they end up at a garden center near you.

Swing set build
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How to Build a Swing Set

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva travels to Colorado to help a couple build a DIY swing set for their young son.

A backyard treehouse
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How to Build a DIY Treehouse

Use specialty hardware designed to preserve the tree and a mix of lumber and branches to create a platform sturdy enough to support your kids’ wildest imaginations.

A person in a protective bee suit collecting honey from a bee hive.
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How to Harvest Honey from a Beehive

Landscaper Roger Cook and a professional beekeeper harvest honey, talk about hive health and show you how to maintain and grow your hive.

Close up of a bee hive drawer.
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How to Set Up a Beehive

Ask This Old House’s Roger Cook takes you through everything you need to plan and install a beehive in your backyard or a field near your home.

S16 E3, Jenn Nawada builds a water feature
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How to Install a Water Feature that Reuses Rainwater

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.

House Hydrant
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How to Install a House Hydrant

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a house hydrant to replace a leaky outdoor spigot.

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Build It | How to Build a Chicken Coop

Use pressure-treated lumber and PVC trim to create a shelter designed by Tom Silva to keep predators at bay—and provide a source of fresh eggs right out your back door.

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How to Maintain Your Snow Blower

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives tips on how to keep a snow blower running through every storm.

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How to Install a Dry Well for a Sump Pump

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a permanent way to collect and disperse sump-pump water

S20 E10, Tom Silva helps 2 young woodworkers build a birdhouse
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Build It | Birdhouse

General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of woodworking siblings build a DIY birdhouse in their new workshop.

ASK S8 E24, Roger Cook discusses birdfeeders
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How to Choose and Use Birdfeeders

Feeding our feathered friends with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and Massachusetts Audubon Naturalist Tia Pinney

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How to Run Electricity to a Shed

Electrician Scott Caron shows us how he powers an outbuilding—which takes wiring knowledge as well as lots of digging.

S20 E4, Nathan Gilbert and Jenn Nawada build a backyard ice rink
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How to Build a Backyard Ice Rink

In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert help a homeowner build a backyard ice rink for her kids that they can use year after year.

S9 E6, Roger Cook discusses ground covers
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How to Choose and Plant Ground Cover

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for selecting, planting and growing low-maintenance ground cover.

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How to Get a Great-Looking Lawn

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Kentucky to help a homeowner revive his lawn.

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How to Grow Grasses on the Prairie

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada partners with an ecologist in Cheyenne, Wyoming to learn about different types of prairie grasses and how to care for them

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How to Install a Fence Gate

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new gate to fence in her pet dog

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How to Choose and Use Lawn Sprinklers

Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

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How to Install a Solar-Powered Fountain

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to harness the sun's energy to power a backyard water feature.

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How to Fix a Patchy, Weedy Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn

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How to Shovel and Salt Snow and Ice

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for clearing a concrete walkway after a snowstorm

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How to Build an Outdoor Bar Cart

Offer guests cocktails and brews by wheeling out this dedicated serving station.

Cedar cooler
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How to Build a Cedar Ice Chest

Make a handsome cedar ice chest cooler to update a backyard essential.

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How to Build a Garden Arbor Bench

Use sturdy, all-weather cedar to build a DIY arbor with bench for a cozy seating spot in your yard.