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MARCH/APRIL 2017

ALL ABOUT

Metal Fences

grow your own

Spring greens

departments

ask This Old House

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ALL ABOUT

Metal Fences

Today, metal panels and posts framing a front yard are most likely aluminum or steel that evokes the look of wrought iron—for far less. Here’s what you need to know to sort through the options

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grow your own

Spring greens

Turn over a new leaf and plant these versatile alternatives to plain old lettuce. We’ve got tips to get you growing—and recipes to inspire

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departments

ask This Old House

Q I found a big bucket of old nails while cleaning out my dad’s basement. Any thoughts about what I could do with them? —JEFFREY GRAUMAND, EAST HARTLAND, CT Do you know how to weid? You could join them together in creative shapes, like this all-nail “hammer,” below.
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Roadside Attraction

In 1850, it was a busy tavern. Today, it’s a cozy stone house with a separate studio for a couple of design-minded owners

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TOH TV: The Detroit House

Here to Stay

A couple of native Detroiters dive into the renovation of a 1939 house with the help of family, friends—and This Old House

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AN ORCHARD OUT BACK

Planting fruit trees is a centuries-old way to boost your household harvest—one that will enhance a landscape for years to come. This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to put in a fledgling home orchard so it’s sure to flourish.

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Install a wall-mount vanity and sinks

With some basic bracing and strong screws, you can hang a cabinet that floats above the floor

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TOH TV

Good-bye, old tank!

Before the heating system at the Arlington TV project could be upgraded to natural gas, the old oil tank had to be taken away

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in every issue

directory

COVER See the listing for “Roadside Attraction” HOME SOLUTIONS (pp. 14-17) Home inspectors’ DIY don’ts > Thanks to Randy Sipe, American Society of Home Inspectors; ashi.com. Germ control: How to trap and zap ’em > Thanks to Dr. Amy E. Kirby, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; sph.emory.edu.
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before + after

Hidden gem

Priority one in this reno plan: Transform a bare-bones basement into a comfortable family hangout

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