Here in Business & Science we regularly get requests for information on home building and repair. Today I will detail a site that can help, as our resources on this topic needs building up.
The site for The Family Handyman magazine is largely free and very helpful for Do It Yourself projects.
The site is a little ad heavy for my taste, but the good thing about that is the content appears to be free, though I did not exhaustively check out every possible link on the site–there may be some pay areas, but I did not come across any.
The site is organized in a familiar format, with videos, links to full instructions for various projects and the like. I chose this topic:
All I have to do here is click the link and I can see pictures with detailed instructions on how to stop a running toilet (hint: it does not involve chasing). I can print out the directions, email them or share them to my favorite social media site.
There are many topics from which to choose and they all appear free for the user. They do push subscriptions to their magazine, but it is not particularly obnoxious.
This may be a good resource for us to refer patrons to if/when we cannot locate a book or other tangible item on a particular DIY topic.