Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Arfus Very nice, detailed book, though lacking on ONE area....
We purchased this book today at our local Home Depot. Usually, if I need "how-to-do-it" knowledge on a particular home improvement area, I consult YouTube. However, this book caught my eye at the store today and we bought it on impulse.
Overall, it's a very good book - well laid out and detailed, and has great photos. If you remember the "Time-Life Home Improvement" and repair series, well, this kind of takes it on steroids and smashes it down into one easy to navigate book, with very good photos and instructions.
Overall, I would recommend this, as we have a couple projects coming up (exterior painting on stucco,and stucco repair) that we found addressed in this book, and one sitting I've gleaned a lot of information on things I need to do.
To me, one glaring OMISSION, however, is the lack of information on water wells, pumps, pressure switches, and pressure tanks. For those of us that live with wells, that information would be VERY beneficial and appreciated in any future edition of this book. There was no information, as well, on installing home filtration and reverse osmosis systems. For the these two reasons I can only give 4 stars out of five stars.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sixkuv Easy and helpful
Thanks a million home depot . Fantastic book 5 star book
May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FlipFlip751 Cool Book
I bought this for myself to reference when working around the house and to just gain some common knowledge. I know you can look most of this stuff up online but I'm still a little old school I guess.. Like having the actual book.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nece Home improvement 1-2-3 3rd edition
This was a gift. Our son was very pleased. He had used someone else's and wanted one of his own.
January 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlotte Great DIY help!
This book has helped this new homeowner to diagnose and fix a pluming problem with-in a week of purchase.
Lots of information.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gazoo One of the best DIY books out there.
I'm a huge Home Depot fan and spend at least one day a week in my local store. I was in the home improvement business for 20 years, but there is still stuff I don't know. I picked up this book, and love the fact that not only does it give clear illustrations and instructions, but the pages are loaded with helpful tips (often from professionals), to ensure you do the job right the first time.
I have used this book to install gutters, repair a leaky roof, fix a toilet, among other things, and will use it again this weekend to help install a bamboo floor.
I've read and collected a lot of DIY books, videos and magazines over the years, this is by far, the best book of it's kind.
February 5, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LAMCG Great Gift
Makes a great gift for wedding showers and housewarmings for first time home owners.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3479o8u Cornerstone DIYer book
Excellent reference and first step for nearly all home projects. Great starting point.
October 19, 2014