The DIY team, Pauline Ferguson, Amanda Kent and Karen Eddy, at a recent Bunnings DIY workshop.
The DIY team, Pauline Ferguson, Amanda Kent and Karen Eddy, at a recent Bunnings DIY workshop. Kerry Thomas

DIY workshops proving all the rage

THERE are so many reality shows on TV showing us the how to do-it-yourself, but is it really as easy as all that?

The pride you can get from looking at something that you created with your own two hands is priceless, but when you look at the cost of doing it, was it really that cheap?

DIY is generally something you do because you can do it better than someone else, or you can save a heck of a lot of money by creating a home-made version.

Bunnings Warehouse Gladstone is running free workshops so you can learn hands-on the ins and outs of DIY and maybe find some home inspiration.

Manager Chris Boyd said the workshops were for the general DIYer.

"We've been running them every week. The response has been quite good, we generally get five to 10 people," he said.

Bunnings' January DIY workshops include projects for outdoor areas, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry, storage solutions, fencing and decking and are taught by the store's qualified trades people.

"There are hands-on tool demonstrations. There is also audio and video devices used in the classes," Mr Boyd said.

"We show how to assemble our flatpack range of kitchens. We also do a kitchen design project."

There are also half hour kid DIY classes for those aged 10 and under, held on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 10.30am plus on weekends.

"They do little gift projects. They recently painted their own money boxes. Christmas gifts have obviously been a popular series," Mr Boyd said.

Adult workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

For more information or to book call 4971 5400.

 

Workshops

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January

Outdoor Project DIY Workshops

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January

Kitchens, Bathroom & Laundry Workshops

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Storage Solutions Workshops

Saturday 28 January

Fencing DIY Workshops

Sunday 29 January

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