Enjoy Full Access

Start Your 30-Day Free Trial

July | August 2001

ASK NORM

ASK NORM

tv project/west palm

THE FINAL LAP

BATHROOM

HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

3031
ASK NORM

ASK NORM

Fixes for bouncy floors, cracked walls, and broken glass
9697
tv project/west palm

THE FINAL LAP

FIRST IMPRESSIONS can be deceiving when it comes to Rob Thompson’s 76-year-old hou^ of This Old House’s winter project in West Palm Beach, Florida. Even though contractors Kern and Harley Edgell labored six days a week from early January through late March, you’d be hard-pressed to notice more than a few details of the renovation from the sidewalk.

8485
BATHROOM

HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

INSTALLING A SHOWER DOOR

110111
features

once and again

They loved their house, but needed more space. So they built it again—bigger and better

130131
features

DESPERATELY SEEKING SORREL

Frustrated in her search for a wide variety of fresh herbs and vegetables a Connecticut cook decided to grow her own

120121
features

Home and Harmony

I grew up in a family of plumbers. My father taught plumbing most of his life, and several of my uncles were in the business. I remember many Christmas dinners where the discussion turned to elbow joints and flanges. Over the course of his life, my father developed the skills to build a whole house from scratch.

7071
MATERIALS

Take That Job and Stick It

Bonding with construction adhesives

4041
FINANCES

Bridging the Gap

Short-term financing can help you avoid the need for short-term housing when you’re trying to time selling one home and buying another

6263
TRANSFORMATIONS

Their Old Kentucky Home

A young couple restores and beautifies a waterlogged “fright”

5859
EQUIPMENT

Retrofit Cool

Mini-duct air-conditioning goes where no conventional duct has gone before

SUMMER2001 September2001