Do-It-Yourself Resources

  1. Appliance411 – General home appliance information for consumers including money saving purchasing and servicing tips, getting repair parts, and links to merchants.
  2. askalo USA – “Discover and share new experiences in your city with askalo USA, your location-based Q & A Community!”
  3. Ask the Master Plumber
  4. – Home Improvement Portal whith forums, blogs and an exhaustive list of books.
  5. Brewing Techniques Online – technical magazine for the professional and home brewer. Includes a reference library and supplier directory.
  7. Building Materials and Wood Technology – site that covers construction and related materials. Questions about building materials, forest products, wood, economics, and residential construction as well as those about business and marketing in the building materials industry can be answered for free at Ask the Experts. Feature Articles include: selecting windows, decoding building codes, controlling termites and carpenter ants, sizing and calculating loads for headers and beams, watertight details, using span table for joists, and many related topics.
  8. Candle and Soap Making – site has instructions and recipes for making candles, soaps, and related items such as lotions.
  9. Consumer Information Center – includes finance, improvement, safety, insurance, and home buying.
  10. Designer Stencils – Choose from a range of stencils to decorate walls and furniture, featuring 18th century, kitchen and garden designs.
  11. DIY Life – “DIY Life offers practical how-to tips, easy do-it-yourself projects and essential diy information to improve your home inside and out.”
  12. DIY Network – “DIY Life offers practical how-to tips, easy do-it-yourself projects and essential diy information to improve your home inside and out.”
  13. Digital Photography – Short Courses – All you ever wanted to know about digital cameras and the digital process.
  14. Do It Yourself Appliance Repair
  15. Do It Yourself Congressional Investigation Kit – offers a complete consumer guide to who’s ponying up the cash, who’s on the receiving end of the slush fund gravy train, and how it affects tax payers. The relevant Political Action Committees and their puppet politicians are organized by subject: health care, gambling, drunk driving, drug safety, phone rates, and more.
  16. Do It – More than 36 topics, covering everything from appliances, energy saving, and concrete, to woodworking.
  17. Do It Yourself Ideas – “Help and advice for home improvement projects and repairs. Features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, with thousands of photos and how-to illustrations. Also find professional tips, pre-work checklists, and other tools to help you work smarter, not harder. From plumbing projects, to walls and cabinets, to kitchen upgrades, to outdoor projects like roofing and decks, DIY Ideas is the perfect resource ‘do it yourself-ers’!”
  18. Do it Yourself Network – Companion to the cable television show, DIY offers appealing how-to projects with illustrated step-by-step directions in handy, printable format.
  19. Do It Yourself Pest Control Solution
  20. Drywall – “Find helpful methods, hints and tips for your drywall project needs. Our resource has information on everything from planning and layout of sheets, to how to install the boards, and techniques for finishing and attaching corner beads. Almost every home and residence has repairs that arise on drywall. Review our articles which treat small to large size holes through the panels.”
  21. eHow – “Learn how to do just about everything at eHow. Expert Village is now a part of eHow, adding expert How To videos to eHow, the world’s most popular place to find How To instructions and articles.”
  22. Electronic Blue Book of Building and Construction – continually updated construction industry information.
  23. FindHow: The How-To Search Engine – “Find free instructions for everyday tasks by ‘Names You Trust.’ ”
  24. – “Buying a new central air conditioner, boiler, furnace or heat pump represents a substantial investment for homeowners. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, unbiased information to help you make the best possible purchasing decision.”
  25. Furniture Finishing Wizard – The Refinishing Wizard is a community resource for everyone interested in repair, restoration, and refinishing. No matter if this is your first effort, or you’ve been doing this type of work for years, we welcome your participation!
  26. GardenGuides – a growing resource for gardeners.
  27. – do-it-yourself home improvement resources.
  28. The Home Depot – Illustrated step-by-step home improvement instructions
  29. Home Improvement Encyclopedia – from Better Homes and Gardens Online.
  30. Hometime – Welcome to Hometime’s How-To Center where you will find step-by-step instructions on over 25 different home improvement and repair topics.”
  31. Houzz – “The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Over 60,000 inspiring photos and 90,000 idea books from top designers around the world. Remodeling and decorating ideas and inspiration for designing your kitchen, bath, patio and more. Find architects, interior designers and home improvement contractors.”
  32. How Stuff Works – Home improvement resources.
  33. iFixit: The Free Repair Manual – Repair your electronics yourself. iFixit is the repair manual you can edit. We sell tools, parts and upgrades for Apple Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook as well as game consoles.”
  34. ImproveNet – “ImproveNet is a nationwide team of home improvement experts whose mission is to make the home remodeling process more successful for both homeowners and service providers. ImproveNet helps homeowners through every step of their home improvement projects.”
  35. Instructables – “Instructables is the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks.”
  36. Knowledge Hound – ‘How-to guides for just about anything.’
  38. – This is an experimental interactive website, that provides online touch typing practice exercises, and keeps track of your progress. Practice exercises are tailored to your progress. Access to this website is totally FREE!
  39. Natural Handyman, The – “A feast of home repair help, information, humor, and encouragement.”
  40. Reader’s Digest – The Family Handyman
  41. Remodeling Online – “Where the smart remodelers turn for how-to, design, and business advice.”
  42. – “Making it easier to repair your own appliances.”
  43. – teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school.
  44. This Old House – access to expert advice on home improvement, remodeling and decorating from America’s premier home improvement TV series on the web.
  45. Toiletology 101 – complete course in toilet repairs and maintenance. learn how to save water and money by keeping plumbing fixtures in good repair.
  46. Bob Vila’s American Home – Get help when making important decisions about improving and redesigning your home.
  47. Water Filters FAQs – All
  48. Weeno – Weeno is a user-run knowledge base where you learn from others and submit your own tips, tutorials and how-to’s on any topic.
  49. Window Shades – “No Brainer Blinds and Shades has information and advice to help you with choosing the right window treatments, decorating your home, keeping your children and pets safe, and much more.”
  50. WoodNet – site includes tool reviews, links to other woodworking sites, and the heart of the site: 101 Woodworking Tips &Techniques, divided into General Shop Tips, Table Saw, Finishing, Router/Router Table, Gluing, Drill Press/Drilling, Sanding, Planing/Joining, Assembly, Layout, and Clamping.
  51. WoodWeb – Database of woodworking resources, including a lumber buying guide, events calendar and a weekly feature on wood types.
  52. Woodworking Catalog – a collection of information useful to woodworkers.
  53. Woodworking Resources: Google
  54. Your New House – resources include plans, mortgage calculators, product info, and more than 300 tips.

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