Changing Rooms: Handy Andy's Weekend Workbook
If you are full of creative ideas but have never held a hammer in your life and if you are the kind of person who thinks a screwdriver is a type of cocktail, then this book is for you! The irrepressible handyman of the BBC TV hit show Changing Rooms, Handy Andy demonstrates simple but stunning changes you can make to your home in no time at all. With over thirty imaginative and inexpensive projects, ranging from stylish shelving to practical splashbacks, and from fake wall panelling to fancy radiator covers, Handy Andy's Weekend Workbook has practical solutions for every nook and cranny of your home. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations, Andy's complete idiot-proof instructions and a full list of all the tools and materials needed to finish the job. Andy also includes great advice for every do-it-yourself novice, including essential techniques, how to build up a basic toolkit, and what type of timber to work with. So, even if your practical skills are non-existent and you don't know your mole grips from your mitre block, with Handy Andy you'll soon be in do-it-yourself heaven.
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2cm Kin 3mm wood bit 5cm 2in 6mm masonry bit 6mm wall plugs alcove Andy Kane ANDY'S HOT TIPS architrave bit for drill bit for pilot boards Bradawl BRIGHT IDEAS ceiling Chris Short clamps colour corbels corner curtain drill bit Drill with 6mm EQUIPMENT Tape measure finished floor Glue/Screw going Handsaw or jigsaw HANDY ANDY'S HOT jigsaw with timber-cutting Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen length level with timber look mark MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT MDF or ply Measure and cut mitre block mole grips mortise and tenon Nail punch paint panel pins pelmet pilot holes planks Plug/Screw radiator rail brackets router Sandpaper scrap timber screwdriver bit Screwdriver or screwdriver secure self-levelling compound shape shelf shelves solid or cavity spirit level sure surface Tape measure Pencil tenon saw there's thing tiles timber batten timber straight edge timber-cutting blade tool wall plugs solid wardrobe width Wood filler Wood glue worksurface