Category: Home Improvement
We received a copy of this book as a Christmas present.
Since Reader's Digest also publishes Family Handyman Magazine, this book is actually a compilation of the best from the magazine's archives.
This means the Reader's Digest of Helpful Hints covers a surprisingly broad range of topics:
- Tips and tricks for the thrifty do-it-yourself-er. Neat ideas included how to build your own simple shop furniture.
- Uncommon facts. I never knew that a 'cubit' was basically the length from your elbow to the tip of your finger until I read this book.
- Its also sprinkled with a healthy amount of basic knowledge every 'family handyman' should know byt that nobody necessarily tells you. While you might find it hard to get someone at Home Depot to spend a few minutes to explain the basics of lumber or wall fasteners, you'll find a great orientation here.
- How-tos. All the basic problems are addressed here...patching wallboard, repairing a cartridge faucet, stripping furniture...you name it.
While the constant puns can get old ('Plane Sense'), the book is a nice and sometimes ingeneous reference volume for your home improvement library.
Unbiased reviews of tools and resources based on our experiences restoring an old home.
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