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What Are the Different Types of DIY Projects?

By Tara Barnett
Updated May 16, 2024
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DIY projects can take on nearly any problem, from making jewelry to repairing cars. Most people tend to stick with DIY projects within their skill set to avoid frustration, but it is possible to do nearly anything one's self with enough initiative. Broadly, there are several different types of DIY projects that overlap considerably. There are those projects that serve primarily decorative or crafty purposes, those that are intended to replace a professional's work, and those that require a significant amount of skill in order for the resulting object to be safe. Many people use do-it-yourself kits to take some of the risk out of this type of project, which can open up a whole new set of possible DIY activities.

Often, people turn to DIY solutions for small craft projects like making jewelry, repairing clothing, or even making simple wall decorations. Larger items, like furniture, can be spruced up by using basic skills like sewing to make covers or even to reupholster the entire piece. Most of the time, DIY projects of a craft type are primarily aesthetic, and mistakes do not have any risk of injuring a person or creating a fire hazard. Kits for this type of project are abundant and can be found for many different skill levels.

DIY projects that are slightly more intensive involve replacing a professional in some way for non-essential procedures. For example, tiling a bathroom and putting in cabinets are common DIY projects that someone might normally hire a professional to do. This type of project has the risk of a permanent inconvenience if done incorrectly, so many people are wary about household renovation projects. A person might be able to take classes in a variety of more complex DIY subjects, which opens up new opportunities for accomplishing these projects at a professional level.

Some projects depend on developing the skills and knowledge a true artist might have. Making boats, repairing cars, or other projects that involve electricity, motors, or moving parts can all be considered under this category. Even some smaller DIY electronics projects require a person to understand a substantial amount about electrical engineering. This type of project can be disastrous if done incorrectly, so it is a good idea to read about the subject thoroughly.

Anything that needs to be done can be done by one's self with enough initiative and money, though it may not make sense from a financial standpoint. Even projects like making acrylic furniture or building a house can be done by one's self with enough research. The different types of projects are really similar at heart, because the thoroughness, patience, and adaptability required for these projects is always the same.

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Discussion Comments
By Spotiche5 — On Jul 23, 2014

@rundocuri- Check with hardware and home improvement stores in your area to see if they offer any types of DIY repair classes. Many of these types of businesses provide a listing of classes that they give several times each month.

The idea behind these classes is to help people who want to learn how to do various things, from installing carpet to fixing appliances to doing minor plumbing jobs. These classes are usually offered at no charge, or for a minimal cost to cover supplies.

By Heavanet — On Jul 22, 2014

@rundocuri- Spend some time at your local library to research various types of repair techniques. There you will find every type of recourse you need, from computers to look online for DIY information, to trade magazines that give detailed instructions on various repairs and fixes.

By Rundocuri — On Jul 21, 2014

Taking on many types of repairs can save you a lot of money every year. In today's economy, this is very important to most people. What are some good ways to learn how to do DIY repair projects without spending a lot of money for classes or training?

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