THIS 3 PART DIY WORKSHOP WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
TO GET STARTED ON TACKLING ALL THOSE UNFINISHED/UNSTARTED DIY JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE.
WE HAVE A JAM PACKED ITINERARY FOR THE 3 WEEKS WHICH IS LISTED BELOW:
WEEK 1: THE BASICS OF DIY
Intro - SAFETY FIRST!!
Your basic tool kit - what to buy or borrow!!
Hanging pictures/mirrors - screws/rawlplugs for use on different surfaces - wood - plaster board - block - tiles.
SAFETY FIRST - How to locate electric wires/ water pipes in walls
Using an electric drill (everyone gets a try) and which bit for which bit!!
HANDS ON - Make a simple picture frame
HANDS ON - Drilling a hole into different surfaces
Demo on filling holes & scratches and filling gaps along skirting boards etc - types of fillers to use for each job (caulk/silicone/general purpose etc) sanding and prepping for painting
WEEK 2: MAKE SOME SHAPES!!
Intro: SAFETY FIRST!!
Demo on cutting/sawing using a hand saw and jigsaw.
Measuring and cutting angles
HANDS ON: Make a pretty decorative wall shelf
Demo on how to posh up your skirting board
Demo on sanding - SAFETY FIRST!! - hand vs electric - then give it a try
WEEK 3 : PUT YOUR FEET UP!
Hands On: Make your own foot stool
Handy hints -
Hanging curtain poles
Fitting a hinge
How to make a rustic crate from pallet wood complete with castors
Questions & Answers -
A Q&A session at the end of the last night concerning ''how to'' in your own home....please bring along items and /or photos and get advice on what to do.