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June 2018

ask This Old House

ask This Old House

features

Past Meets Present

ONE OF A KIND

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ask This Old House

ask This Old House

Q I’m trying to refinish my dining room table with polyurethane, but keep getting brush marks. What should I do to get a smooth finish? —REX McCRACKEN, SCOTTSDALE, AZ A First, keep an eye on the weather. Low humidity and high temperatures shorten drying times; the finish can’t level out.
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features

Past Meets Present

With the historical fabric of TOH TV’s latest project house restored, a modern aesthetic reinvents the interior, making the most of the original building materials

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ONE OF A KIND

USED TO DESIGNING FOR A FAST SALE, A REAL ESTATE PRO IGNORES THE RULES AND REMAKES A 1930 HOUSE TO FIT HIS FAMILY-AND REFLECT HIS UNIQUE PERSONAL STYLE

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features

a world away

A California couple romance their compact property by carving out colorful garden rooms with plenty of guest-ready seating

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build it | live-edge console table

Live-edge console table

Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make one of your own

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shopping grills

Get set for grilling season

Whether you’re looking to upgrade, or it’s your first summer in charge of the spatula, here are a variety of options for every type of fuel

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before + after kitchen

Open and inviting

With a multipurpose island at its center, a U-shaped cooking zone now functions to the max, with a smooth workflow and welcoming style

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home solutions

Big bath reno?Read this

A gut renovation is an ideal time to add a splurge-worthy feature to your bath. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering these top wish-list items.

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THE HISTORY Belle B. Smith had this charming Queen Anne built for herself and her husband, Robert, a traveling salesman, in 1897. Later it was home to James Sellers, a Marine lieutenant during World War I. According to the book Heroes All, during a battle in France, Sellers was selected to transport a message of “extreme importance” through a heavy artillery bombardment.

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budget redo

Cheerful entry for $524

A forlorn foyer goes from eyesore to eye-catching with a welcome infusion of color and pattern

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