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April 2007

FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Back to Nature

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SMALL YARD BIG IMPACT

TRANSFORMATIONS

"we said wanted a Diamond in the Rough"

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Back to Nature

The greenest approach to landscaping returns a yard to its roots, cutting down on water and chemical dependency and attracting local wildlife

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features

SMALL YARD BIG IMPACT

7 WAYS to turn a little lot into a series of useful, beautiful OUTDOOR ROOMS

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TRANSFORMATIONS

"we said wanted a Diamond in the Rough"

What we got was as an 1895 Queen Anne with melted wiring and soggy plaster—a home in desperate need of some architectural TLC

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

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A RAISED BED IS NOTHING MORE than a giant planter, a box of topsoil with timbers for sides. You can build it in any sunny, level spot, or you can excavate a slightly sloping location to create a level surface (though this adds to the digging).
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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

NEED AN EXPERT? WE’VE GOT FIVE, READY TO ANSWER YOUR HOME QUESTIONS

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HANDS-ON HARDWARE

COMBINE TRADITION WITH TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT DO YOU GET? BRASS BEAUTIES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME

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LANDSCAPING

Bye-bye, Bambi

Deer may be a wonder to behold-until they get ahold of your leafy greens. Here’s how to keep the plant-gobbling critters at bay

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AROUND MY HOUSE

Not My Dream House

What happens when you love the man but can't stand his plans?

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UPKEEP

Spruce Up Your Deck

Give those tried old boards a rejuvenating spa treatment

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SALVAGE

New Turns for Old Newels

How to use the vintage wooden posts to support a new staircase, prop up a counter, or dress up an entryway

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