Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson

Contributing Writer
Scott Gibson writes about residential design and construction, and furniture making. His work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Fine Homebuilding, where he is a contributing editor, The Journal of Light Construction, Woman’s Day Specials, This Old House, and Woodwork. He is the co-author of Green From the Ground Up, a book about sustainable building published by The Taunton Press in 2008, and The Workshop (2003). Scott and his wife, Susan, have renovated several old houses and are currently completing a new house in southern Maine. See a full list of Scott's how-to columns at Old House Questions and Answers.
Recent posts:
Scott Gibson
Jul
02
2009
am trying to find out whether we have an abnormal situation with our repainted radiators. We had them sandblasted and painted. The painters said they used high temperature paint and warned us they would off-gas for a couple of days.
Scott Gibson
Apr
29
2009
While slightly on the expensive side, ground-source heat pumps provide air conditioning as well as heat, and show high energy efficiency.
Scott Gibson
Mar
26
2009
A reader writes: We have a 150-year-old brick house with a stone foundation. There also is an addition with a concrete block foundation on the back. Both of the
Scott Gibson
Mar
25
2009
One reader writes: I'm thinking of buying a pellet stove to heat my small, three-bedroom ranch. If I put the stove in the basement, would I have to cut vents in
Scott Gibson
Jan
06
2009
Old cellars leak ... but they don't have to be wet. Here's how to correct common problems.