Websites for DIY projects
Since we’ve had a lot of free time on our hands, people have been catching up on their favorite shows, binge-watching new series, or are grinding the ranked ladder of their favorite game. These are all well deserved given how hard you must’ve been working or studying, but why not add a little bit of learning as well? As an addition to these fun-filled, relaxing activities, you could put in small nuggets of knowledge that you could use in the future.
We’ve previously discussed ways to learn how to cook and learn a new language. This time around, we’ll be showing you great resources on a more practical subject – DIYs and how-tos. These sites have a wide range of categories, from dying your hair, cleaning suede shoes, to repairing electronic devices. Check them out here!
First up on our list is the most famous, wikiHow. While their how-tos aren’t the most in-depth compared to other resources on this list, they definitely have the broadest catalog. Their articles are fact-checked, and articles with green checkmarks have been reviewed by actual professionals (like doctors on medical articles).
WikiHow has numerous guides spread across 19 categories, such as Health, Home and Garden, Finance and Business, and Cars. Their articles are easy to understand, cut into step-by-step tutorials with photos for additional clarity.
iFixit is another community-based wiki-based (community-driven) website that focuses on repairing and fixing broken gadgets. The content is a lot more focused compared to wikiHow, with only eight categories ranging from computers, game consoles, mobile devices, to cars and cameras.
iFixit also has teardown instructions complete with teardown ratings, and photos. While most of you would probably leave phone repairs to experts, you could use their laptop guides to clean, upgrade, and repaste your systems.
Instructables is a platform that allows users to browse, document, and share their creations. The content available on the platform is focused on creating something creative, something that solves day-to-day problems, or something practical.
Instructables takes a cookbook-like approach, listing the machines, software, and materials needed to take on the project. A detailed instruction set is then listed down for you to follow.
If you’re looking to improve your home and lifestyle, then check out Do It Yourself. This platform specializes in cars, gardening, electrical, home improvements, and more. Instead of getting a professional to do it, there’s probably a guide on this platform to do it yourself – provided you have the time, of course.
Like other sites on this list, Do It Yourself lists down instructions for users to follow; however, not all of their guides have to-follow photos included. They also have other informational articles on the platform, such as energy-saving tips, buyer’s guides, and Q&As.
eHow is described as a platform that gives you practical solutions to life problems by fixing, building, creating, and learning on your own. There are six main categories of DIY projects to choose from, including Home Decor & Repair, Gardening, Food & Drink Recipes.
Similar to Instructables, the things you’ll need are given at the start of the project, and the instructions are broken down into simple steps with photos to help you understand what to do.
If you’re already a seasoned DIYer looking for great projects to take, then why not head over to the DIY subreddit and check out what other projects people have been doing? Most of the time, Redditors will share the steps they took on, and present you detailed images on what to do as well.
To help you filter out projects, you can sort the posts by most upvoted or use the search function to check out what other Redditors with the same interests have created.
What DIY projects have you undertaken recently? Let us know in the comments below!