Friday, December 19, 2014

In My Opinion, The Best Home DIY Manual - The Family Handyman + GIVEAWAY

This book has been the best-selling DIY Manual for over 40 years. At 517 pages, the newly revised edition covers almost every imaginable home improvement project and includes new chapters on landscaping, outdoor projects, storage projects, updated code/materials and technology, plus more than 3,000 full color photos and step by step directions for each project.  
Way back in the day when we first became homeowners we had a subscription to The Family Handyman magazine. It was awesome. We would tear over it every month wondering what project we could work on next. What we loved most were the colorful photos that broke it all down for you.

This book is just like that! It is a large hardcover book but you can also get a Kindle version for less but there is nothing like being able to just grab this book off the shelf and referencing whatever it is you are looking for.
  • Looking to change a faucet? It's in there.
  • Want to change your toilet, repair a gasket? It's in there! 
  • Not sure how to use a saw the correct, safe way? It's in there!
  • Need to fix broken tiles? Run a cable, Repair a water heater? It's all there.
  • Never put up drywall? You can learn with this book!
There are colorful, step-by-step photos for everything you will ever need to do on your home.

Great book for newlyweds, new home owners, or anyone you know who likes to do it them self!

Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual Newly Updated
By Editors of Family Handyman
Published by Reader's Digest
Hardcover: 528 pages
October 7, 2014; $35.00 US/ $39.99 CAN; 9781621452010

The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.
The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it's revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER'S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold since it's original publication in 1973. In 2005, the manual got bigger and better than ever, when The Family Handyman and Reader's Digest joined forces and completely revised, updated, rewrote, and redesigned this home improvement classic. Now in 2014, The Family Handyman has once again updated and revised this do-it-yourself classic to make it relevant to today's homeowners and DIYers . . .
Written in a style of text that addresses readers in a very accessible, conversational tone for easy, user-friendly assistance with every do-it-yourself task. All instructions and materials have been updated to address current codes (electrical, plumbing and building), and revised to indicate the very latest in materials, tools, and technology. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this newly revised edition includes:
  • Over 3,000 photos and illustrations to make complex projects and repairs easy to understand
  • Twice as many storage projects that help home owners cut clutter.
  • New building materials that yield great-looking, long-lasting results -- and low maintenance!
  • New technology that lets homeowners save energy, add convenience or improve security.
  • New building codes that make homes safer, more energy-efficient and trouble-free.
The book's tried-and-true instructions provide do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional. This manual is a "must-have" reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.
About The Family Handyman
The Family Handyman
 is one of the most respected media brands in home improvement. The magazine celebrates the process and pride of a project well done, and gives consumers the how-to and solutions they need to create the home and lifestyle of their dreams. The brand offers accurate, fully tested content by a staff of experts and former pros. A crew of more than 1,100 reader-volunteer Field Editors contributes to every issue. The Family Handyman content is available in print; in books; online at and Haven Home Media; via digital download for iPad, Nook, and Zinio; and FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest

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Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy for our honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.


  1. Sandy Cain10:43 PM

    I liked the Family Handyman on FB! : )

  2. I liked the family handyman on facebook. thankyou, ken

  3. I subscribed shermie40 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Sandy Cain10:53 AM

    I liked, shared and commented. Here is the link to my share, and thank you!


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