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I'm an absolute DIY beginner - and sadly this book wasn't "idiot's guide" enough for me,

I had high hopes of spending the two May bank holidays guided by this book and doing long-outstanding odd jobs around the place, but the book alone didn't give me enough help (especially with drilling) and I had to fall back on good ol' YouTube tutorials. The guidance in the book was just too abridged, a bit like a recipe book equivalent would be "1. Get ingredients. 2. Make cake. 3. Eat cake". The font used in the text is absolutely tiny (font size 4 or 6?) and there's a lot of white space, so it's not as though more information couldn't be fitted in.

It would have really helped if the jobs had difficulty ratings at the start (like the Haynes manuals) and a very rough idea of how long the job should take. There are no guidance photos in the book, just a few outline illustrations of general DIY.

I also found the "How To Nail It" sections irritating. Initially I foolishly ignored them, assuming they were about banging nails into things, on reading them and learning they were supposed helpful tips, I found them to be annoying, shouty, space fillers.

I'll be sticking with my giant Reader's Digest DIY book with back-up from the Google.
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