New Meets Old

Reinvent your historic home with new and old materials



Pioneer Spirit

A dedicated couple revives a historic Iowa stagecoach home.By Dan Weeks


Board Meeting

Replacing scarred tongue-and-groove flooring. By Jordan Reed


Need a Lift

The latest elevators give homeowners a boost.By Max Alexander

Talking Shop

Inspecting Gadgets

Neat new tools from the National Hardware Show. By Clayton DeKorne


Magnificent Mahogany

This rare and beautiful wood is also easy to work with. By Jeanne Huber


Homeowner's Handbook

Hanging Drywall

Drywall contractor Paul Landry's step-by-step method for installing "rock."By Scott Gibson

The West Wing

- Manchester project house receives a stately new addition.By Jefferson Kolle

Texas Two-Step

A pair of 19th-century log cabins make a move and merge into a lively new home.By John Davidson

Mind Over Meter

- editors present some money-saving fix-ups and tips for lowering household energy consumption.

Heading for Home

A Rumford fireplace, insulation, and wallboard warm up - Timeless Home project.By Travis Neighbor Ward

Ground Control

Covering plant beds with mulch reduces the need for watering and weeding.By Jeanne Huber


On the Job

Tom Silva uses basic math to figure out his lumber needs.

House Calls With Steve

Warming up a steely Minneapolis kitchen.

Ask the Expert

Adding insulation, beefing up floor joists, and fixing a leaky chimney.

Letter From -

Tom Silva on when to renovate and when to start over.

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