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Team Wolverine Puts the Spotlight on the Trades

See the full transcript of this video here.“Supporting the skilled trades has always been important to us. Nolee, Andrew and Hunter represent the drive, grit and work ethic of those in the trades,” said Andrew Shripka, vice president of marketing for Wolverine. “We are committed to championing Team Wolverine this year and hope to inspire others to join them in 2019.” Mike Rowe, best known as the executive producer and host of Dirty Jobs and CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, attended and spoke at the event about society’s dysfunctional relationship with work and the belief that a four-year degree is…

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Gift Guide 2018 Roundup: Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the cook, the dinner party host, the devoted dog parent, the environmental activist, the self-taught design scholar, the utilitarian, or just to fill the stockings, we’ve got you covered. Take a look: For the Zero-Waster Above: For the eco-conscious person or cook: these organic cotton Couvre-Plat Round bowl covers come in three sizes from Àplat and fit our ethos of zero-plastic and no single-use disposables. More zero-waste (and surprisingly beautiful) gifts to give this year: 14 Gifts for the Zero Waster. For the Host or Hostess Above: “Am I the only one who thinks scented candles…

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Ask This Old House: Sink Installation 101

During the course of the house calls they make for Ask This Old House, the TOH team often end up giving a bit of a tutorial on homeowner tasks.For example: Season 14, Episode 6 turned into Sink Installation 101. When a homeowner found that his trendy vessel sink was letting too much water splash onto the granite vanity, Richard Trethewey helped him replace the vessel unit with a self-rimming model—covering all the basic steps of installing a sink. The self-rimming sink that Richard suggested required a new faucet and handles as well as a new hole to be cut in…

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Spotlight: Jenn Nawada

Now that Jenn Nawada has become a familiar face to TOH viewers on Ask This Old House (where she has been on the team since 2015) and current renovation projects, including the Brookline mid-century-modern house, we wanted to find out a bit more about her work.We caught up with Jenn on a bitter winter day (temps in the 20s, wind chill near 10) when she was explaining the permeable pavers chosen for the Brookline project’s patio. A Florida native, Jenn finds New England winters a challenge, but she says the cold season is one of the best times of year…

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Watch It Again: Return to Santa Fe

Back in the winter of 1989–90, TOH TV renovated a 1930s adobe house in the historic district of Santa Fe, New Mexico.The renovation included gutting original rooms, adding a library, building custom kitchen cabinets, and upgrading all the house systems. A few weeks ago, Norm Abram and Richard Trethewey returned to Santa Fe to see how the adobe house is faring, as part of TOH TV’s 40th-anniversary celebration this year. It was a particularly fun revisit given that the original homeowners—artists Joe Anna Arnett and James Asher—still own and live in the house, and nearly everything the TOH team did…

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