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Ah, brave soul ... venturing where only the most courageous dare to tread.

All kidding aside, the opportunity to learn something new and valuable is one that any homeowner should grasp with both hands, if only to save lots of cash on professional repairs.

There are plenty of us who have attempted do it yourself electrical, do it yourself plumbing, or do it yourself carpentry or other home repair projects without any experience and "the Web is probably the most valuable tool you can use" — or so says Tom Brady, a recent home repair newbie.

Tom recently fired up his home computer to learn how to repair a kitchen faucet, then later went on to replace an entire bathroom sink. He also walked away with a new-found confidence and pride in a job well done. "Searching forums, home project communities and online hardware stores are a complete education," he adds, "and if I can do it, anybody can!."

Afraid to experiment? Don't be. In addition to traditional home projects, you can find more surprisingly clever DIY tips around the Web such as this insanely easy bookshelf made of two ladders and planks of wood:

diy bookshelf

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More about do it yourself home projects & repairs around the Web:

Take a look at more great resources offering expert how to's, handy tips & tricks, plus other been-there troubleshooting advice on busy DIY forums, and join the ranks of homeowners who are doing it for themselves in every room in the house ...

Do It Yourself Online
- Get plenty of free information mixed in with the available for purchase designs. Look for the DIY how-tos.

Home Repair Stuff - Just a page, but what a page. This portal opens links to sites and articles for most repair project needs.

True Value Projects - In the USA, this store is well known to do it yourselfers. Plenty of projects that are easy to follow for electrical switches, heating & cooling, appliances, plumbing, gardening and more to make your "honey do" list a breeze.

DIYData - This UK based site features excellent resources and links to commercial sites. Electrical repairs are set to meet UK standards.

Hometime - You're probably familiar with this TV show. The online site is just as helpful with tons of projects and safety tips.

FreeWW - Check out free woodworking plans and advice including furniture, out buildings, simple toys, and more.

Al's Home Improvement Center - AI must be that neighbor you wish you had - the one who knows everything and loves to help.

Natural Handyman - This is a virtual library of articles and how to's on a variety of DIY projects with Q&A, and suggested reading in the online bookshop.

HomeTips - "HomeTips is your one-stop resource for help with home improvement, remodeling houses, home repair, decorating, and buying appliances and other home products." Yep. That about says it.

Help With DIY - Help yourself to expert painting, plumbing and tiling tips.

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