"If you want a thing well done, do it yourself."

If you need to put in new shelving somewhere in your house, what do you do? I used to go out and buy shelves, but that isn’t always the best solution. Sometimes you need to space your shelves out in such a way that you’d do better with some kind of free-floating solution. Lately I’ve been [...]

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)