The Do-It-Yourself websites that have helped us in 2015

Posted by Sam on August 30th, 2015

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With the accelerating growth of the internet, it is probably not surprising that many a previously niche activity are fast becoming global phenomenons. The Do-It-Yourself or DIY movement is one such activity that has taken the world by storm over the past decade and has led to all sorts of wonderous creations that would have never seen the light of day if creativity was left solely to the domain of business. DIY historically has meant home repair and maintenance or home improvement, but as the internet has shown, it does not have to be. In fact, just about any activity which involves tackling a task oneself instead of yesteryear’s norm of engaging a professional service, can be classed as DIY. To celebrate our recognition of this do-it-yourself era, we at Chrysanthemoms decided to share the latest DIY sites we like and that have recently helped us be part of the DIY revolution ourselves.

Woodworking hand tool reviews
The English Woodworker is a must-see site if you are into woodworking – lots of tips and techniques on how best to choose your woodworking tools to make your next wooden project. Take their advice to heart and you will soon have a firm grasp of what you need to get the job done. Highly recommended.

Choosing your power tools
DIY-High is a valuable website to the home improvement crowd that is dedicated to helping you choose the best value power tool for your next home renovation or DIY building project. The site covers a range of power tools for the resident handyman and even provides some valuable insight for the most experienced of tradesman. The site covers a wide range of power tool categories from air compressors to hammer drills and power saws and, for the most part, the site focuses on power tools that are easily available to order online.

Construction equipment hiring
HSS Hire is the one of the best companies in the UK for hiring all sorts of construction equipment from the small amateur units to the very big professional rigs. They service both trade professionals and amateurs alike.

Sewing, embroidery, jewellery-making, and your effeminate side
If you are more artistically-inclined, the DaWanda Marketplace is a great place to go to learn new skills for sewing, fabric creation and design, making your own original jewellery, and several other crafting activities.

Electronic gadget and car repair
iFixit is fast becoming the go-to site of choice when it comes to sorting out one’s hardware problems with desktops, laptops or smartphones especially if you don’t agree with the ‘throw-away’ culture of some generations. In recent times, they have also started to branch out into other hardware, namely cars and trucks which at first might seem unrelated to their core expertise but if you have been following the news of late, even the trusty old car will soon be transformed into just the next must-have gadget.

Written By: Sam is the resident gardener, a father of 3, who lives in the UK. He is also into everything tech and is the ‘go to’ guy for anything DIY. He is also an enthusiastic blogger who especially enjoys writing about outdoor activities.

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