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October 2007

WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

GREEN HOUSE

Stylish and Sustainable

HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

Installing a Dishwasher

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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

Most of the original ornamental woodwork you see is probably made of pine—that’s what was available back then. I wouldn’t use pine these days, though, or even poplar. Instead, I’d use cypress. It’s rot-resistant, stable, and takes paint well.
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GREEN HOUSE

Stylish and Sustainable

A Florida couple builds an energy-efficient, eco-minded house that’s long on creature comforts

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

Installing a Dishwasher

BOY, THE RETIRED COUPLE YOU BOUGHT your house from left behind one incredibly energy-efficient dishwasher! Okay, maybe just efficient to them, because they didn’t need to run it more than once a week and only had a full load when the grandkids came for Thanksgiving.

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he Recycled, Repurposed, Nontoxic House

HOW ONE COUPLE REMODELED AND EXPANDED A 1940 COTTAGE WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S FUTURE IN MIND

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little things mean a lot

22 easy, inexpensive IDEAS to clean up your home— and cut your utility costs

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MATERIALS

Building Green

What you need to know to make smarter, healthier choices for the floor under your feet, the roof over your head, and everything in between

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ENERGY SAVINGS

Detecting Drafts

An energy audit can help homeowners find the spots where fuel costs are flying out the windows and walls

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HEALTHY HOME ingredients

A new wave of high-performance, earth-friendly and natural products lets you enjoy your creature comforts with a clear conscience. We’ve got 25 top picks right here

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LANDSCAPING

Ending the Turf Wars

Smart ways to give yourself—and the environment—a break from big, demanding lawns.

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AROUND MY HOUSE

My Harebrained Green Schemes

How eco-friendly could I turn our household before going broke, alienating my family, or becoming known as the town wacko?

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