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Look who’s 40!
This old tool belt
The tartans of Norm • The TOH master carpenter became a reluctant plaid ambassador when show creator Russ Morash made it Norm’s on-air signature. Below, some of his classics
Mischief-makers • Tom and Charlie Silva aren’t just house-building wizards. They’re equally inventive when it comes to their sideline: pranking the TOH production assistants. Here, a few of their “all in good fun” job site setups
Hosts with the most • Bob, Steve, and Kevin share stories and memories from their years on This Old House
Workshop wonders • A behind-the-scenes look at the Ask This Old House studio’s four trade-focused corners, each with a homey mix of tools, materials, and mementos
It’s what’s inside that counts • For decades now, Richard Trethewey has been cleaving plumbing parts in two in order to reveal their inner workings
Time after time • Forty years feels like half a lifetime ago—and it is. A look back at some of the kitchens and baths TOH has built confirms how times (and tastes) have changed…or have they?
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Gas dryer install
Norm’s tricks of the trade
Build Your Own Vintage-Style Record Player Stand
Main Street event • Our 2019 Idea House steps back in time with the total overhaul of a circa-1840 Greek Revival that’s a well-loved fixture in a historical Connecticut downtown
The Tao of TOH • Lessons in life, and building, from 40 years of home renovations
TOH’s Greatest Hits • We asked, and boy, did you answer! From our TOH Insiders to our website users and Facebook followers, loyal This Old House fans eagerly weighed in with what they’ve loved most from the past 40 years. As Kathy Warner of Marietta, GA, told us: “It may be called This Old House, but it never gets old.”
LOL moments • Back in 1979 there wasn’t an acronym for it: You just laughed out loud. Renovating homes is serious business, but the guys have never taken themselves too seriously.
Everybody’s favorites • More than a few of you compared choosing a favorite from the TOH gang to being asked to pick among your children, but you weren’t shy about sharing your appreciation for the entire This Old House team.
WATCH AND LEARN • You might not be working on a whole-house reno, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t learned a thing or two (or 20!) from This Old House.
40 Years of Firsts • From that initial renovation of a derelict house in a struggling urban area, This Old House has stood apart as the original home-improvement TV show—and continues to be the genre’s most groundbreaking
Camera Ready • Between takes, Kevin O’Connor captures the action from the other side of the lens. Here, he gives us some backstory
Game Changers • Cordless tools, wireless-control systems, engineered beams, fiber-cement siding—we look at some of the innovative tools, building materials, and technologies that have revolutionized remodeling over the last four decades
color This Old House • In 1979, we went with chocolate brown for the Dorchester House, our very first renovation. What color(s) would you choose now?