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DIY (Do It Yourself) Vocabulary


DIY Vocabulary

This is a list of DIY (do it yourself) vocabulary with pictures. You will also learn some DIY collocations. But first, What does "DIY" mean?

What is DIY?

Do it yourselfDo it yourself (or DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of professionals.

DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations:

  • Economic benefits.
  • Lack of product availability.
  • Lack of product quality.
  • Need for customization.

Do it yourself vocabulary with pictures (DIY tools)

Here are some DIY tools with pictures:

Tool Picture
Allen keys
Allen Keys
Axe
Axe
Brush
brush
Box cutter
Box cutter
Bucket
Bucket

Drill

Electric Drill
Chisel
Chisel
Drill bits
Drill bits
Electric saw
Electric saw

Hammer

Hammer
Ladder
Ladder
Mallet
Mallet
Nail
Metal Nail
Nut and bolt
Nut and Bolt
Paint
Paint
Paint Roller
Paint Roller

Pliers

Pilers
Sandpaper
Sandpaper

Shovel

Shovel

Stapler

Stapler
Tape measure
Tape measure
Saw
Hand Saw

Screw

Screw

Screwdriver

Screwdriver
Vice
Vice

DIY collocations

  • change a light bulb / a plug
  • clean a chimney
  • clean the fireplace
  • cut wood
  • fit a cooker
  • fix a computer / car / engine / a running toilet...
  • install wall-to-wall carpet
  • tighten a screw
  • paint / decorate the house / room...
  • put up shelves
  • remove wallpaper
  • repair a leaky faucet
  • replace a shower head / a faucet
  • rewire the house
  • sand the floor
  • screw a bolt into wood
  • tile a shower / bathroom
  • unblock a toilet

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