Issue 252 – June/July 2015
Simple Shade Structure Tames the Sun
Create a handsome pergola with rough-sawn cedar and readily available hardware.
Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity
This traditional design is easily achieved with straightforward building materials and common power tools.
Built on the Past, Designed for the Future
A new home embraces zero-energy living while respecting its historic neighbors.
Don’t Be Afraid to Spray
The basic setup, operation, and maintenance of this versatile, labor-saving tool is a lot easier than you think.
Are Drainable Housewraps Enough?
They’re a good start, but keeping your house dry and free of rot may require more than just drainage.
Four Steps to Flash a Dormer
This leak-free approach begins with an impenetrable corner detail.
When carpenter Matt Parker was asked how he came up with the design for this six-sided, red-cedar gazebo, he replied, “I was at a point in my life when the…
What's the Difference: Demolition Tools
Pry bars and nail pullers
What is the Difference
How to Splice Wires
A step-by-step lesson on joining wires together in an electrical box.
Outdoor Grilling Stations
Outdoor spaces such as decks or patios are more attractive gathering places when they include a well-designed grilling station. Whether it's a basic station or one that's more elaborate, it…
Creating a Sealed Crawlspace
Properly designed unvented crawlspaces have a number of advantages compared to vented crawlspaces.
Energy Smart Details
Steve Thomas: Navigator
The former This Old House host now helps guide people through the world of renovation and home building as a partner with Habitat for Humanity.
How to Build Your Own Bathroom Vanity
Step-by-step instructions on building an attractive bathroom vanity
Maximize the small footprint of your bathroom with our best small-bathroom ideas. This slide show is full of inspirational photos to help your small bath realize its fullest potential.
Running pipes through joists
Draining a basement clothes washer
When is an 18v battery a 20v battery?
Insulating a Wall in an Old House