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

Combine a little black dress, door skin, shelf liner, window sill and a dowel and you get a custom Table Tennis Paddle. There are a few more parts to the bill of materials. Like a couple of screws. You don't need to own them, you can borrow them for a half hour. Caution: Be careful who you ask if ...
By: Dr. Joe

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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)