This class is designed for those who already own a home and want to better understand its systems so as to be able to tackle repair problems and maintenance likely to be encountered around the house. In this week long class we will cover basic tools and materials, some basic carpentry such as building shelves, and common repairs to walls, floors, windows and doors. A day of electrical will range from replacing a lamp plug to adding a dimmer switch to adding a GFCI; and a day of plumbing will tackle repairing leaky faucets and replacing a bathroom fixture. No need to hire someone if you can do it yourself!
Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm
- Competency Level: Beginner to Intermediate
James A. Hufnagel, Simon and Schuster. The Stanley Complete Step-by-Step Revised Book of Home Repair and Improvement
Larry Haun, Taunton Press. Homebuilding Basics
Norm Abrams, Little Brown. Measure Twice, Cut Once
Materials/Tools to Bring
- Pencil and notebook
- Work gloves
- Work boots
- Eye and ear protection
- Dusk mask
- water bottle
- 16-25' tape measure
- 16-20 oz hammer
- Speed or combination square
- Cat's paw
- Tool apron/belt
- Any project plans you are working on at home, or photos of future projects
If you don't have these tools, we recommend that you come and try some of our different tools and learn how to use them before making an investment. Yestermorrow will provide a basic toolbelt with hammer, speed square, nail set, 25' tape measure for you to use for the week if you don't have one.
Please note: Each student will receive a call from the instructor prior to the class to discuss their level of experience and goals. The course will be paced according to the needs of the participants. The main goal is to work hard, learn a lot, and HAVE FUN!