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Join This Old House at Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas!

This Old House is honored to be co-hosting events with NAHB and the NKBA at Design & Construction Week to help bring needed attention to the single biggest issue facing our industry today: the skilled labor gap. We hope you’ll join us to hear how This Old House, NKBA, NAHB, Professional Builder, and our partners are working to refuel the pipeline, and that you’ll take away ideas that will help you find and attract new talent in your own community.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | The KBIS Next Stage  3:00-4:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Attracting and Training the Next Generation Panel…


Profile: Doug Lanzo, Lanzo Plumbing and Sewer Contractors, Hackensack, NJ

How did you get started in the plumbing industry?My father was a plumber who had his own business, and I worked with him through my teens. I went to school to become an engine rebuilder, and did that for a few years. But one day my father called. It was only him and a helper, and he asked me to do a job that would take about a week. That week has lasted about 30 years now!My father was an old-school guy, though; he'd have his coffee in the morning and then have to have his lunch exactly at 12…


Most-Wanted Tools and Accessories | Gift Guide 2018

Most-Wanted Tools and Accessories | Gift Guide 2018 1 × Festool TS 55 Track Saw Festool TS 55 Track Saw PHOTO: FESTOOL This saw rides on a guide rail, or track, providing accuracy and versatility. The TS 55 track saw delivers precise, splinter-free, glue-ready cuts and only takes seconds to set up. Breaking down sheet goods? Cutting at an obscure angle? No longer is there a need to design a complex jig or move heavy material to your large shop equipment. See the Festool TS 55 Track Saw in action here. About $590; Festool 2 × Fiskars Precision Hammer Fiskars Precision Hammer PHOTO: FISKARS Striking…


Best Educational Toys | Gift Guide 2018

Best Educational Toys | Gift Guide 2018 1 × Melissa & Doug Solid Wood Project Workbench Melissa & Doug Solid Wood Project Workbench PHOTO: AMAZON Kid-sized workbench includes a functioning vise, tool rack, wooden tools, and hardware. Includes inspirational project ideas. For ages 3 years and up. About $70; Amazon 4 × Step2 Deluxe Workshop Step2 Deluxe Workshop PHOTO: AMAZON Workbench with large work surface includes 50-piece accessory set with drill, drill bits, screws, nuts, saw, hammer, pliers, adjustable wrench, screw driver and 17 "wood" pieces. And, check out the adorable "pegboard" wall storage!  For ages 3 and up. About $120; Amazon 5 × Hearth &…


TOH 2018 Idea House: All About Tile Profile Products

TOH 2018 Idea House: All About Tile Profile Products 1 × Master Bath Contrast Master Bath Contrast Photo by Talia Sweenor The first-floor master bath is a study in contrast, with a striking black and white palette. Rather than run the white subway tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling, here it has been capped with Schluter®-RONDEC, a finishing and edge-protection profile with a rounded reveal surface. The band of black paint above, and the grout line immediately beneath the profile, both serve to create a visual frame around the tile feature. Shown: Schluter®-RONDEC in Bright White 6 ×…


Give the Gift of a Great Night’s Sleep

Give the Gift of a Great Night's Sleep 1 × Cool and Breathable Sleep Cool and Breathable Sleep Photo courtesy of Saatva The right bed linens can totally transform a night’s sleep. Packaged inside a made-for-gifting box, Saatva Dreams organic cotton sheets and pillowcases are a no-brainer present this holiday season (all you need is a bow on top!). Long-staple organic cotton is soft and durable, and the 300 thread count offers cool, breathable sleep. Sets come with a flat sheet, fitted sheet (with deep pockets to fit mattresses 10 inches to 15 inches high), and two pillowcases. $195 for…

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