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March 2011

52 DIY fixes for your home’s most annoying little ailments

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Garage doors

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Be the BEST on Your Block

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52 DIY fixes for your home’s most annoying little ailments

The pros at This Old House help you tackle your to-do list

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ALL ABOUT

Garage doors

No longer an afterthought, they’re stronger, more weathertight, and brimming with character. The experts at This Old House help you pick a new garage door to complement your home

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Be the BEST on Your Block

See how a gussied-up front entry, fresh paint, and some simple plantings can transform your home’s exterior into the envy of the neighborhood

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weekend remodel

Install a Lincrusta wainscot

The textured, tough-wearing wall covering has stood the test of time

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inside job

Unseen from the street, a seamless addition allows a Victorian-era house to gain more light, better flow, and a family-friendly open plan

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inside

ask this old house

Q My dad used an antique circular plane to build rocking chairs. Do they still make this tool today? —MIKE PENROSE, WYLIE, TEX. A Circular planes, also called compass planes, have a flexible steel sole that can be adjusted to smooth both convex and concave surfaces, such as wood wheels, boat parts, and staircases.
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landscaping

Shrub pruning dos and don’ts

Not sure how to shape up the shrubs in your yard? Here, proper pruning fixes for five common problems

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shoping

Spring-loaded cabinet latches

Nostalgic for hardware with vintage style? These little latches will add a big dose of character to your cabinetry

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Cover: For information, see the listing for “Before + After Kitchen: Period style, up-to-date function." Before + After Kitchen: Period style, up-to-date function (pp. 31-33) Design and general contractor: Kevin Price and Kim Clements, J.A.S.
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TOH TV

Go for the bold

With an updated open floor plan, a rich color palette, and vibrant textiles, the latest TOH TV project house goes from dark and dreary to bright and cheerful

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