OHJ August 2014

Product of the Week


Tested: 6-Inch Random Orbit Sanders

Sanding is boring—and a lot of work. Depending on the project, you might be attached to a vibrating, dust-generating machine for hours on end. But it’s so important to success on certain projects—furniture and wood floor repair, paint prep—that once I get started, it becomes (sort of) fun.







Energy-Efficient Makeover for a Vermont Farmhouse

“After I bought this house in 2011, I panicked,” admits Jan Blomstrann. As chairwoman and CEO of Renewable NRG Systems, she knew that her home had to be energy efficient. (“We make support tools for the wind and solar energy industries,” she explains.) The house she’d fallen for was a drafty folk Queen Anne built […]



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