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Turn a Storage Room into a Modern Home Gym | House One | This Old House

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to turn a small, unused space in your home—like a basement storage room—into a sleek and functional home gym. #ThisOldHouse #AskTOH SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse With two small children running around, it is hard for my husband and me to get to the gym. This year, we are…

How Heath Eastman Became an Electrician | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains which phase of an electrical project he loves the most. SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. Master electrician Heath Eastman tells us what he loves most about his trade. After the planning and roughing in, Heath explains that he genuinely loves the finished work. He appreciates this stage…

How to Fix a Sinking Driveway Drainage System | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House master mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner handle a sinking drywell forming a major depression in their driveway. SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. Mark McCullough helps a homeowner with a driveway repair. The homeowner has a drywell in the middle of their driveway, and while it’s still draining well, it’s beginning to…

Understanding Wood Joints | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches host Kevin O’Connor about the different wood joints, including their strengths and weaknesses. SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. Kevin O’Connor meets general contractor Tom Silva in the shop for a lesson on wood joints. With several power tools and jigs on the table, Tom explains how joinery…

How to Repair Cracks in Plaster Walls | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall. SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. Mauro Henrique gives Kevin O’Connor a lesson on patching cracks in plaster and drywall. After explaining to Kevin that his paint job is only as good as the prep work, the two…

Understanding Heat Pumps | Future House | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House building technology professional Ross Tretheway explains everything you need to know about heat pumps SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. How Heat Pumps Work Heat pumps work by finding and moving heat in and out of a building. A heat pump will take heat from within the home during the summer and let…

How to Identify and Repair Rotting Wood | Ask This Old House

In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva takes host Kevin O’Connor through the causes of wood rot, how to avoid it, and what to do when it occurs. SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/SubscribeThisOldHouse. Host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva discuss identifying wood rot and what to do about it. After discussing some of…

Building a CUSTOM FlexiSpot Sit Stand Desk / DIY

Just created an Awesome hardwood desktop to put on the new FLexiSpot Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk Frame (Pro Series) It is a great way to add your own creative abilities to your office furniture. I specifically built this one for my wife. * Flexispot link: SAVE $30 on your first order. https://share.flexispot.com/x/n6iqc5 (Offer valid only for new customers, with…