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Generation NEXT

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Staking Her Claim

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Generation NEXT

As skilled carpenters, plumbers, and electricians retire, there aren’t enough trained craftsmen to take their place. So we’re rallying scholarship support to help young men and women embark on a gratifying, hands-on career

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The power cord on my new 220-volt table saw is too short. Can I rig up an extension cord? —MATT SWENSON, TRUMBULL, CT I’d recommend making your own extension cord from a length of 12-gauge SJ-type portable cable, like the one at left. These flexible, severe-wear-rated cables can easily handlethe load of a big table-saw motor, and their thick rubber jackets shrug off abrasion.
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Staking Her Claim

A homeowner hits pay dirt with an abandoned miner’s cabin in the San Diego mountains

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the transformers

You thought a powder-room redo was hard? Try juggling the countless details that go into a whole-house renovation, then summoning the stamina to do it again-and again. It’s no big deal for these serial renovators, with eight houses behind them and energy to spare

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Surprise Inside

A little more room, a little more color, and a lot more personal style turn a family’s once-bland 1950s Colonial Revival into a home that’s truly their own

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first person

Moving on

The little Tudor cottage bore witness to her growing independence and her daughters’ childhood milestones. Who would they be if it were no longer there?

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TOH TV

Space-saving workshop

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a hobbyist woodworker turn her small garage into an efficient workspace—with tips anyone can use

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before + after

Neat trick

Sleek new cabinets and a second pantry create order and enable entertaining in this family-friendly cook space

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HOME SOLUTIONS (pp. 19-22) For the birds > Thanks to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birdsleuth K-12; birdsleuth.org/diy-feeders. Clean-plate club > Thanks to Bosch; bosch-home.com. Healthier ways to clear snow> Thanks to John K. Forrest, M.D., director, Structural Heart Disease Program at Yale New Haven Hospital, and assistant professor of medicine, Yale University; ynhh.org.
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Reader mail

TOM SILVA WAS ON THE COVER, but Rich Trethewey will likely be interested in much of the feedback we got on our October issue. Readers wrote in with electrical safety dos and don’ts, plumbing fixes and tips, and—inspired by our “Read This Before You Buy a Toilet" article—even showed off their own thrones.
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