Old House Questions & Answers
An accomplished woodworker and carpenter, Scott Gibson is the former editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, and a former editor at Today's Homeowner and Fine Homebuilding magazines.
Each week he tackles questions from readers - offering expert advice.
No air ducts? How to add air conditioning to your old house
Ductless mini-split and high-velocity systems are both air conditioning alternatives in houses that don't have hot-air ducts. More
Are Solar Hot Water Panels a Smart Step?
Federal tax credits make renewable energy more attractive, but solar hot water is still a big investment with… More
Cleaning up beams and posts in your old barn
If the point is to enjoy the look of and texture of very old timber, don't do anything… More
Old House Blogger Contest: Halloween Edition
Got a scary story? Share it in our Ghost Stories Blog Contest and you could win a $500… More
Green Kitchen Cabinets are Your Old Kitchen Cabinets
Consider restoring instead of replacing cabinets for a better green solution. More
Painting and Repair Advice for an Old Post and Beam House
New England has some of oldest housing stock in the country, as well as strong local resources. More