DIY Doctor does a lot of things but we don’t really have our own books store – that’s what Amazon is for!! But we have had a look through Amazon and picked out a number of books that we think are good and comprehensive enough to support you with which ever DIY Project that you have got in mind. In this section of the website we have taken the time to layout these books for your ease (but as we don’t really have a bookstore, you’ll have to click through and buy then from Amazon).
DIY Doctor’s Own Books
We have produced several books of our own, Master Basic DIY and also Essential DIY Projects.
Master Basic DIY
Master Basic DIY is a great guide to how your house works. If you’re looking for any DIY book we recommend that you start here as this books is designed to give you a good understanding about why you are doing things in a certain way, rather than just making you follow instructions blindly. But of course we would say that; see here for some testimonials about our DIY book!
Obviously we hope that you keep your phone or tablet next to you while you’re doing your DIY so you can pore over great DIY advice from our thousands of advice pages, but some people aren’t like that. Some people prefer to hold a DIY book and be able to touch the page. And why not? There are lots of great DIY books that we are more than happy to recommend.
They are laid out in sections so that you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. There is no shortage of good DIY books out there, so helping you to find the right one quickly is our main aim.
At this point in 2023, Master Basic DIY is now on it’s 4th edition and still going strong, its even been translated into Russian for the Eastern European market, making the author and DIY Doctor himself an international author, a fact of which Mike is very proud of.
Essential DIY Projects
Essentail DIY Projects really is a "does what it says on the tin" book. It is a trimmed down, bite-size read covering the main essential projects that anyone should carry out in their home.
This book is ideal for both those with a busy schedule or are new to the DIY world and just want to cut to the chase and get a job done.
Our Essential Projects book covers:
- How to tackle the essentiall projects
- Garden makeovers
- Basic repairs and maintenance
- How to add value to your home
- Decorating essentials
Recommend a DIY Book
There are great new DIY books that are coming out all the time and we might have missed one that you have found to be really useful. If this is the case please let us now and we’ll list it for other users to find (please no plugs and self promotions – we’re looking for unbiased recommendations for great books only).
And please don’t be limited to books; please let us know about any good videos, websites and pamphlets that have been useful to you or might be to others. If they’re worth reading we’d love to let people know.
Bookshelves for all those DIY Books
Once you have bought all those books, you’ll need somewhere to put them all! Here’s our section all about shelving and storage which should give you great ideas about what bookshelves you should go for and how to go about it.
If you enjoy books, then you are sure to enjoy our newsletter. It packed full of useful and seasonal DIY tips, advice and trends. It only comes out once a month so we won’t clog up your inbox, and hopefully it will provide the inspiration for your next project.