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September 2011

Ask this old house

Q+A

ALL ABOUT

Kitchen faucets

weekend remodel

Build a wood fence

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Ask this old house

Q+A

I inherited a 100foot tape measure from my grandfather. It’s in a round case with a fold-up lever that lets you reel in the tape manually. Does it have a special purpose? -BARBARA HACKLEY, FLINT, MICH, A You have what's sometimes called a wind-up tape measure. It was designed for big projects, such as measuring a foundation or site planning for an outbuilding. Because the tape is marked only in ⅛-inch increments, it’s not really accurate enough to use for carpentry.
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ALL ABOUT

Kitchen faucets

For a quick and easy upgrade in a house’s most popular room, nothing makes a bigger impact with less sweat and expense than replacing an outdated faucet

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weekend remodel

Build a wood fence

A cedar fence featuring square lattice and chunky posts creates a decorative yard accent that’ll stand up to any climate—and plenty of neighborly ogling

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idea file

ageless update

THE 1911 ROWHOUSE WAS AN eclectic BLEND OF ARCHITECTURAL details FROM THE START. NOW OPENED UP FOR FAMILY LIVING AND FINISHED WITH A CHARMING mix OF salvaged FINDS, IT'S READY TO WEATHER ANOTHER CENTURY IN STYLE

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28 thrifty ways to customize your cook space

Upgrading your kitchen needn’t cost a fortune. On the following pages, see how painted cabinets, stylish task lighting, vintage fixtures, and clever storage ideas can create made-toorder looks for less

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TOH TV

Sleuthing out a house’s age

It took the sharp eyes of Tom Silva—and a crack duo of architectural-history detectives— to uncover the clues that revealed the true heritage of the latest TOH TV project

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landscaping

One week, six rain gardens

A neighborhood building project beautifies the streetscape and keeps pollutants out of local waterways

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On the cover

READ THIS BEFORE YOU REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN

Don’t visit a showroom or meet with a pro without our expert advice on creating the cook space you’ve always coveted

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home center project

Make a desk with a storage hutch

How to use stock materials and a cabinet to build a nifty workstation

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shopping

Pharmacy lamps

Whether lighting your workspace or bedside, these vintage-look swiveling and height-adjustable fixtures deliver style and shine right where you need it

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