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Get a Sliding Screen Back on Track

First, locate the adjustment screws along the bottom of the outside face of the door frame (shown) or on the door’s inside edge.Turn each screw counterclockwise to raise the wheels—and lower the door—so that you can lift the door up and out of the track. With the door set aside, vacuum up any debris and wipe the track clean. Spot a bend? Use pliers to straighten it. Inspect the wheels and make sure they spin freely (cracked or flattened wheels need replacing). Spritz axles with lubricant. Fit the door back in place and almost close it, then adjust the screws…


Protect a Deck with Pot Feet

Avoid trapping moisture—and staining wood slats—under planted containers by raising them up on decorative feet.You’ll not only save yourself from having to scrub mildew off your decking, you’ll improve the health of your plant by boosting air circulation.Similar to shown: MPG Planters Relic Pot Planter Feet, $30 for 3; Wayfair Item is currently out of stock but will be back in stock Sep 30, 2019. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/protect-deck-pot-feet


Plot Twist: An 1899 Brooklyn Brownstone Re-Staged by a Designer on the Rise

Nick Spain is not an interior designer by training, strictly speaking. But—following his studies in theater and set design, his work designing gardens, and his innate sense of how to create spaces that immerse and captivate their occupants—Spain’s company, Arthur’s, is the rising star we have our eye on these days. Spain turned towards interiors when he was at work on his own house in the Berkshires, which he calls The Filomena; with Spain’s touch, it has unexpected quirk at every turn. “My background in theatre has helped tremendously in my work, though I don’t think this is something I…


Flatrock Passive: Essentials for a Winter Greenhouse

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blog posts by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built to the Passive House standard. You’ll find his complete blog here. After the subterranean heating and cooling system, or SHCS was installed, back-filled, and lightly tamped, it was time to place the various services. Services?, you might ask. What kind of services could a greenhouse possibly need? Keep in mind that this is not just a greenhouse. It is a four-season greenhouse. It has the potential to grow food three…


Current Obsessions: Porch Camp

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Crush-Worthy Ice Tray

Perfect your julep or simply upgrade your lemonade with the satisfyingly uniform and abundant crushed ice you can get in one go from this multilayer ice-makerPour off any excess water for three sheets of mini ice cubes! Three shallow molds stack atop a covered silicone storage tray; fill ’em up and freeze for about 4 hours, then give each mold a twist to release a torrent of tiny ice cubes. And did we mention it’s dishwasher safe?Crushed Ice Mold, $15; Rabbit https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/crush-worthy-ice-tray

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