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Spring 1998

what needs fixing first?

directory

a better barn

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what needs fixing first?

Norm, Steve, Tom and Richard search for rotten beams, rusty pipes, frayed wiring, leaky shingles and other hidden horrors

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directory

Further reading: “Inspecting Your Home,” No. A1.1, by Building Research Council, University of Illinois, 1993, 8pp., $2 plus $1.50 shipping-handling. Make checks payable to University of Illinois, and mail to School of Architecture-Building Research Council, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1 East Saint Mary’s Rd., Champaign, IL 61820; 800-336-0616.
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a better barn

There’s still room for horses, hay and tractors but now you can make an Adirondack chair in the workshop, burn off a few pounds in the exercise room and revive in the sauna

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smart stuff

Steal these ideas

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america’s first houses

To imagine what it was like to live here 300 years ago, try to forget everything you take for granted

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fixed, furnished, fantastic

...and for sale

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a real cook’s kitchen

Light, stone and fire

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from cobwebs to cabernet

A barrel-vaulted ceiling inspires Tom Silva to build a rustic wine cellar

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the dream

After 18 years and 36 projects, This Old House undertakes the ultimate renovation

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if George Washington had television

. . . his media room would look like this

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