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March 2005

ADVICE FROM THE TOH TV SHOW

CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

JUICE ON THE LOOSE

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ADVICE FROM THE TOH TV SHOW

CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

HERE ARE 10 TIPS FROM THE PROS TO GET BOTH SIDES WORKING ON THE SAME PAGE

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

My house was built in 1950, and its exterior walls are made of cement block. When I removed some interior walls while renovating the bedroom, I noticed that the studs were spaced 24 inches on center. When I install new walls, should I keep that spacing?
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JUICE ON THE LOOSE

Tangled up in cordless-tool choices? We give you power over the options

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SECOND STORY JOB

A SACRAMENTO STAIRMAKER ADDS A STORY TO A SMALL BUNGALOW SO HE CAN CREATE HIS VERY OWN SET OF DRAMATIC STAIRS

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SHINGLE MINDED

ONE MAN SETS HIS SIGHTS ON A WEEKEND HOUSE WITH THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A 19TH-CENTURY COASTAL COTTAGE

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

OVERVIEW

Retrofitting undercabinet lights is like any add-on electrical project: The key is finding a nearby source for electricity. The easiest undercabinet light installation employs fixtures that merely plug into an outlet, but the exposed cord can be an eyesore.
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DIRECTORY

WHERE TO FIND IT

Pristine EcoSpec, Benjamin Moore, Montvale, NJ; 800-344-0400; www.benjaminmoore.com. Harmony, Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, OH; 800-321-8194; www.sherwinwilliams.com. BioShield Paint, Eco Design Co., Santa Fe, NM; 800-621-2591; www.bioshieldpaint.com. Milk Paint, The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company Inc.; 866-3506455; www.milkpaint.com.
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UPKEEP

Stairs That Disappear

Climbing up to the attic should be easy—and safe

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PAPERWORK

Look, But Don’t Touch?

Landmark status for your house can mean money in your pocket, but it may come with strings attached

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ROCK FROM AN EASY PLACE

MAKE A GARDEN TROUGH WITH ALL THE CHARACTER (BUT NONE OF THE HASSLE) OF HAND-CARVED STONE

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