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January | February 2000

January | February 2000

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BUILDING THE New Hometown

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THE BEST OF THIS OLD HOUSE

THE TV PROJECT

OPENING statement

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BUILDING THE New Hometown

Hundreds of new communities are shaping an old-fashioned future, making progress by looking backward

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THE BEST OF THIS OLD HOUSE

Believe it or not, the original concept for This Old House involved no roaring power tools or flying sawdust. “We were going to tour newly remodeled homes but without detailing the steps that got them there,” says executive producer Russ Morash, the show’s founding father.

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THE TV PROJECT

OPENING statement

With Tom Silva's help, a Victorian-style door of mahogany,bronze,and glass makes a grand entrance

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A CLEAN SLATE

A 1960’s ranch takes on a sleek look in tune with the times and the owners’ new life

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FINANCES

Winning the Properly Tax Game

How to assess your assessment and appeal your tax bill

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departments

ASK NORM

What to do about leaking porches, flooded bathrooms, and old smoke detectors

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OWNER'S MANUAL

Picture This

Virtual design software programs make house plans spring to three-dimensional life

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the details

JOIN THE CLUB

Sturdy yet well-padded, the classic club chair is an invitation to sit and stay awhile. Shorter than a wing chair, deeper than a slipper chair, roomy enough for slouching but dressy enough for all but the most formal rooms, the chair owes its success to a subtle interplay of proportion and geometry.

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MATERIALS

One and One Makes Glue

For super-strong repairs to rotten wood, broken concrete, and shattered tiles, just stir up some epoxy.

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UPKEEP

When Pests Are Guests

Putting the wildlife back in the wild

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