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September 2004

FEATURES

WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY TELL ME?

TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

FEATURES

MAKING THE GRADE

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FEATURES

WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY TELL ME?

25 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING A REMODELING PROJECT

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TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

NAIL-PULLING ADVICE What is the best hammer for pulling nails? I always thought curved-claw models were best, but a guy at the local home center swore that straight-claw hammers were better. Can you clear this up for me? BASIL GIANNIOTES, LONG KEY, FLA.
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FEATURES

MAKING THE GRADE

TOH LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR ROGER COOK TURNS AN ERODING HILLSIDE INTO A LUSH PERENNIAL GARDEN

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Find

Antique Cupboards

These practical storage and display pieces add character to any interior

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FINANCES

Mortgage Madness

Lenders are advertising great deals, but you have to shop smart. Here’s how to choose the right loan for you

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UPKEEP

Got Rot?

Three ways to repair the damage

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FEATURES

HIGH ANXIETY

A GUIDE TO WORKING SAFELY ON LADDERS

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BY DESIGN

Clothes Encounters

Principles of smart closet design

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FEATURES

HEAVENLY GATES

A FATHER-AND-DAUGHTER TEAM FORGES ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKS OF ART

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TRANSFORMATIONS

SMALL WONDER

STYLISH ACCENTS UPGRADE A MODEST COTTAGE WITHOUT STRUCTURAL CHANGES

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