Outdoor Living

idea file

JUNE 2011 IDEA FILE

Price Wise

Copper fire pits

Read This Before You Build Your Deck

Get all the info you need to create the structure that's just right for you and your house

Cook Up a Great Outdoor Kitchen

Our six-ingredient recipe will help turn your dream alfresco kitchen into a reality

Before + After : Kitchen

The payoff for one couple's patience is the high-functioning cook space they always wanted

Before + After: Attic

Built-ins, roof windows, and a rebuilt bath help create a cozy sleepover hideaway for kids

Budget Redo

A gut reno and new fixtures change a beleaguered bath into a bright grooming spot

Photoshop Redo

A new entry and paint palette spiff up a dull ranch

Period Perfect at Any Price

Twenty-four ways to boost your home's vintage style

Better Than Ever

A homeowner with a curator's eye brings an old whaling cottage into the present with its 19th-century charm intact

upgrades

JUNE 2011 UPGRADES

Shopping

Handsome House Numbers

Build It or Buy It

Pyramid trellis

All About

Gutters

home solutions

JUNE 2011 HOME SOLUTIONS

Home Solutions

Build a rustic storage unit to stash your stuff in; turn your kid's old wagon into an herb garden; six surprise disaster-kit essentials; stylish new safety glasses; and more

how-to projects

JUNE 2011 HOW-TO PROJECTS

Paint Ideas

Apply a crackle finish to give furniture old-world character

Landscaping

Find out what it takes to help your hydrangeas be all that they can be

Weekend Remodel

Use stacked cedar boards to create a comfy bench flanked by planter piers

ask this old house

JUNE 2011 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Protect foundation plants from house painters; choose the right-size dehumidifier; repair lawn ruts; tighten a wobbly deck railing; and more

Step-by-Step

Install a dry well

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Secure your chalk-line hook; how to line up the drywall and siding holes for a dryer exhaust vent

in every issue

JUNE 2011 IN EVERY ISSUE

Letter From - saboteamos.info

DIY's real rewards

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Check out another TOH 2011 Best Old-House Neighborhood

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A Queen Anne in Wilson, N.C., with loads of original detail

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Readers

See the step-by-step video of how to build the mini-golf course

 

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Father's Day
Get the best grill for your money
Lay down a killer party patio
Deliver drinks with a mobile bar cart

 

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Checklist

More bathroom how-to videos:
How to unclog a toilet
Fix that wobbly toilet
Stop your toilet tank from sweating
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Home News

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Shopping: House Numbers

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Build It or Buy It: Pyramid Trellis

Find a full cut list and tools needed to build this trellis


 

Landscaping: Hydrangeas

Learn to propagate hydrangeas and other plants from grown specimens
Watch a video of Roger Cook planting a hydrangea


 

Weekend Remodel: Planter Bench

See a step-by-step video of this project
Find a cut list and instructions for the bench
See other outdoor projects:
• How to build an arbor bench: video and step-by-step
• How to build an Adirondack chair: step-by-step
• How to build a picnic table: step-by-step


 

Read This Before You Build Your Deck

Tom Silva demonstrates how to install and protect the ledger

Read more photos and information on designing, building, and maintaining a deck:
Some different deck design ideas to get you started:
Deck ideas I
Deck ideas II

Read more about composite decking
Learn all about deck safety
Get instructions on building a simple, at-grade deck
Watch a video with Tom Silva on building deck stairs
See a video on installing composite decking
Learn how to clean and restain your deck
Learn how to inspect your deck for safety


 

Cook Up a Great Outdoor Kitchen

Follow along as a TOH pro builds a faux-stone grill-and-sink island


 

All About: Gutters

Calculate the correct gutter size and number of downspouts for your house


 

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