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Cleaning up old hardware
Q & A: Cleaning up old hardware

How to Save an Old House
How to Save an Old HouseOnline Membership Required

A historic Cape gets a dry basement and an insulation upgrade without losing its traditional character

Buttoned Up for a New Century
Buttoned Up for a New CenturyOnline Membership Required

Preservation meets performance when a Brooklyn architect applies Passive House principles to four iconic urban town houses

Code Shock
Code ShockOnline Membership Required

Prepare to face the strictest building codes in history

Carriage-House Kitchen
Carriage-House KitchenOnline Membership Required

A pair of artists infuse innovative storage solutions with creative details in an open floor plan

Renovating for the Right Kitchen
Renovating for the Right KitchenOnline Membership Required

A tiny addition and more windows make a better space for period-appropriate cabinetry in a Craftsman-style home

Starter House
Starter House

A playhouse destined for the dumpster gets transformed with salvaged materials

Linking Logs
Linking Logs

12 Restoration Blunders
12 Restoration Blunders

Don't let poor planning and unrealistic expectations destroy a great old house

Porch-Post Rescue
Porch-Post RescueOnline Membership Required

Even on a limited budget, you can make things right by pouring new footings and replacing the posts

Sweat-Equity RenovationOnline Membership Required

An 1890s bungalow is returned to its original beauty by an ambitious husband-and-wife remodeling crew

Making Repairs in Shellac
Video: Making Repairs in ShellacOnline Membership Required

Expert advice for the ultimate perfectionists, and a good lesson for everyone else

Reproducing historic architectural details
Reproducing historic architectural detailsOnline Membership Required

When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration 

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