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June 2008

YOUR WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

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THIS OLD HOUSE SAVED

READER REMODEL CONTEST WINNERS

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YOUR WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

For this special edition of Ask, we visited what we like to think of as This Old House 24/7. Any time day or night at thisoldhouse.com/community, you'll find dedicated amateurs and seasoned pros providing advice to home improvers just like you.
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THIS OLD HOUSE SAVED

YOU ASKED FOR IT: a follow-up story on those bygone beauties we feature on our back page each month. Read on for the UPDATE on a half-dozen homes that our readers have rescued

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READER REMODEL CONTEST WINNERS

You saw their hard-earned home on thisoldhouse.com, then gave their Queen Anne redo top honors. Meet the Wade family—and see how they put the shine back on this Texas find

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On The Couch With This Old House

Wherein our reader the rapists listen to your remodel sob stories and offer strategies to avoid that next homeimprovement trauma—no inner child involve

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STEP-BY-STEP

overview

A FREE-FORM POND like Dan Gibbon’s (see “Their Local Watering Holes,” far right) can be customized for any landscape, with different rocks, plants, shapes, and waterfalls. But we’ll give you some helpful points on placement, size, and materials.
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MORE READER REMODEL CONTEST WINNERS

ONE-ROOM WONDERS

Not every reader project sent to our website was a whole-house renovation. Here, the winning entries you voted for online, in a whole bunch more categories

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YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN

"We Redid Our Kitchen for $6,000"

You e-mailed us in search of affordable remodels. TOH readers Augie and Emmeline Harrigan share theirs: a luxe, low-cost kitchen built with quality secondhand stuff and sweat equity

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FAMILY PROJECT

Building a Sandbox

How to create a backyard play area, with instructions for parents and kids

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AROUND YOUR HOUSE

"The Day I Set the Porch on Fire (and Other Disasters)

In which TOH reader Mary Kayaselcuk commiserates with our editor on the heartache of fixing up an old house

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YOUR LANDSCAPING

I Wanted to Create a Relaxing Retreat

After a winter stuck inside renovating her 1890 farmhouse, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, TOH reader Maria Hasenecz was eager to head outdoors. Here’s how her garden grew

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