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. It’s still a work in progress.
Scott welcomes questions for future columns. You can send them to him care of our editorial staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See a full list of Scott's how-to columns at Old House Questions and Answers.
- Plumbing Repairs Require Good Communications
When it comes to plumbing repairs, make sure everyone in the house knows what you're doing. Find out how important communication can be with renovation and repair projects.
- Smart meters make their debut
One minor benefit of smart meters, there's now less snow to shovel.
- What's That White Powdery Stuff on My Chimney?
It's an old problem called efflorescence that may not have a permanent fix. Find out how to deal with the white deposit on your chimney.
- Buying an Old House: Just What Are We Getting Into Here?
Buying an old house amounts to a lifetime of surprises, not all of them pleasant. Learn more about the pros and cons of buying an old house.
- Let's be realistic about ground-source heat pumps
Despite some attractive features, ground-source heat are not magic. Learn more pros and cons about using heat pumps in your house.
- Linoleum: revival of an old flooring friend
If resilient flooring is what you're after, choose linoleum over sheet vinyl.
- More help for old radiators
A pro makes a suggestion for a durable type of paint for old radiators.