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June 2002

departments

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LANDSCAPING

Thirsty Landscapes

FINANCES

Making Sense of Zoning

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departments

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Professional tips for muffling steel sinks, removing paint on concrete, and stopping sewer smells
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LANDSCAPING

Thirsty Landscapes

Plant-saving strategies when water is Scarce

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FINANCES

Making Sense of Zoning

Local codes can be complicated, and running afoul of them costly. Here are ways homeowners can protect themselves from zoning hassles

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

Building a Simple Deck

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva’s method for constructing a handsome on-grade deck

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MATERIALS

High-Tech Decks

Plastic planks that don't crack, rot, or splinter

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features

8 eight is enough

A whimsical octagonal house fits a narrow urban lot

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THIS OLD HOUSE TV PROJECT/MANCHESTER

Stepping Out

Creating spaces that reconnect a house with its landscape

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NEW PRODUCTS

Best of Show

What’s new in tools and building materials for 2002

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LUXURIES

Home-Court Advantage

Sharpen your game in your own backyard

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features

a perfect patio

Installed right, brick makes a great-looking surface that can last a lifetime

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