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How to Build a Little Free Library | Ask This Old House

In this video, This Old House host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva visit a local school. The pair enlist the help of Tom’s daughter, Kate, to build a Little Free Library.

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Host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva visit a local school and realize it’s sorely lacking in one area: It doesn’t have a Little Free Library. The pair enlist the help of Tom’s daughter, Kate, to build an awesome Little Free Library that will drive the students wild. All they need is a design, some of Tom’s handy templates, and some help from their friends at Brookside Elementary.

Difficulty: ⅗
Time: A weekend
Cost: Around $200 without tools or bits

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