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Can you recommend a DIY book/bible

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littlebearsmummy Thu 01-Jan-15 20:42:35

Looking to buy my husband a book on all things DIY. We have a major house renovation looming and whilst he is a. Pretty great at DIY anyway and b. we will have builders doing the work, I just know he'll want to get stuck into things. I've heard good things about the readers digest DIY book, but wondered if anyone had a recommendation.


PigletJohn Thu 01-Jan-15 21:31:39

I'd say the Readers Digest book. You can often pick up a second-hand copy, never opened, in charity shops. It comes in a big red ring-binder.

CointreauVersial Thu 01-Jan-15 23:51:04

I have a Collins one, which is excellent.

My copy is rather old, though (has sections on how to rag-roll walls and lay crazy paving hmm) but I expect there are up to date editions.

RaisingSteam Fri 02-Jan-15 00:21:01

We did up an entire house from the Collins one. Is it an old or modern house? The Collins edition we had, covered lots of traditional things like how to paint a panelled door/strip floorboards/mend stairs etc as well as more modern stuff.

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