Toolbox Tuesday

Are you interested in hearing about our first-hand experiences with tools, devices or items used throughout our renovation? If so, check out our complete list of product reviews in our Toolbox Tuesday section. 

We aren't compensated for these reviews by the manufacturers. We simply want to share good products when we see them, and hope that learning from our mistakes can help save you time, money and frustration.

Quite some time ago I wrote in a Toolbox Tuesday about the pliers I like to use to remove nails. This has been a great solution for my purposes, and something that I picked up when working for a contractor in college, but it hasn't been without its problems. Occasional...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 3
Dust collection is easily one of the single biggest challenge when keeping an avid DIYer's shop or workspace at a level cleanliness that is at least somewhat respectable. If you've ever had a woodworking or sanding project in your makeshift shop or workspace, you know the possible disaster that seems...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 4
Today's story is a tantalizing tale of tool turmoil, rather than your typical Toolbox Tuesday review. The events of the last several days left me seething for more than a moment, and it happened as fast as, well, getting hit by a slow moving truck...literally.Some of you may remember, while...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 7
Though our siding to do list was growing rather than shrinking, we had accomplished most everything we could without addressing the ugly nine headed gorilla in the room of "how are we going to work up high on the side of the house?" It was a simple dilemma, but one whose...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 8
Ah, the joys of a massive project undertaking. Though most major projects come with long hours, new skills, and inevitable wedded bliss (wink wink, nudge nudge), the joy I'm talking about is my mantra! My credo! My rule to live a DIY life by! It's been a while since I...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 2
If there's one thing to know about me as a homeowner, it's that I'm paranoid of water. My fear of water, or at least of water running rampant in our home, stems from what's been drilled into my head over the years. Water is the enemy of structure, and when...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 4
Our backyard is small, it's true, but it's one of our home's spaces that we happen to love with with all of our heart. Our backyard is our entertaining space, our relaxing space, our outdoor dining space, our gardening space, Lulu's squirrel chasing space (and sometimes potty space), our party...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 4
There are a handful of tools in our workshop that were initially viewed as purely a luxury purchase, but have slowly transitioned over the years into tried, true, and trusty tools in my collection. One such tool is actually a companion tool to a much larger tool, but this companion...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 5
Last week a photo of a speed square was posted on the Instagram feed of Charles & Hudson, the well known home improvement, DIY, and tool website. I saw the photo and left a comment that a good speed square is easily in my list of "Top 10 Must Have...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 3
Recently I wrote several posts detailing the process we've taken to repoint a portion of our 19th century masonry. From proper mortar selection to the whole learning process associated with making good looking mortar joints, it was a laborious task with a bit of a learning curve, but one made...
Continue Reading Full Post
Comments 1
  • Search

  • Login
  • Follow
  • Advertising
Toolbox Tuesday
Open Housing
  • Popular Topics
  • Comments
  • Blog Roll
  • We're Featured!

Old Town Home has been featured in the following places and publications:

Old House Journal
 
 
Apartment Therapy House Tour
 
Washington Post Express Feature
Blogger Homes
 
Home & Garden Blogs
Home & Garden Blogs
 
© 2014 OldTownHome.com. - Privacy Policy
Login Below
or
Sign in with Facebook
Connect

Unexpected Error

Your submission caused an unexpected error. You can try your request again, but if you continue to experience problems, please contact the administrator.

Working...

Working...