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June 2014

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STAYCATION DESTINATIONS

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UNBURIED TREASURE

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Advice for My Kids

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STAYCATION DESTINATIONS

42 porch, patio, and deck upgrades that will make you glad you stayed at home

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UNBURIED TREASURE

TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF PAINT, WALLPAPER, AND LINOLEUM BARNACLED NEARLY EVERY SURFACE OF THIS SEASIDE COTTAGE, UNTIL TWO CRAFTY AND THRIFTY HOMEOWNERS EXPOSED THE BEAUTY BENEATH

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Advice for My Kids

With Father's Day just around the corner, the dads of This Old House share some of their hard-won wisdom with the next generation

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ask this old house

Q+A

width, height, and squareness of the rough opening, as defined by the framing lumber that surrounds every window. To get that information, the interior trim has to be removed so that the framing is exposed. Of course, you can take all these measurements yourself, if you want to.
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weekend remodel

Make a lily pond

©IF YOU WANT TO ADD A TOUCH OF ZEN to your patio or garden, here’s a pleasing solution as compact as it is easy to care for. The simple box construction is plenty sturdy, a thick pond liner contains the water, and a plug-in aerator provides the circulation and oxygen that plants and fish need to thrive in a small space.
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landscaping

Gardening myths busted!

Learn the facts behind some common folk wisdom to better your odds of plant-growing success

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Letter FROM THIS OLD HOUSE

My advice? Listen up

Last month TOH did it for the moms, running a story on the DIY lessons many of you learned from those who selflessly labored to birth you, tenderly made your boo-boos better with a kiss, and lovingly taught you how to really bear down and crank the ever-living daylights out of a Stillson wrench.
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uncommon container gardens

Focus on foliage plants for sensational season-long displays

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build it or buy it

Garden-tool tote

Construct a carrier from oak boards and dowels or buy one premade and get busy cultivating

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

I want to plant a tree in remembrance of my grandson. What can I do to make sure it survives?

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