Build your own sustainable and trendy furniture out of wood and recycled pallets. Over 30 ideas to try out home with little equipment needed. Each video presents a new DIY upcycling project to inspire to creating something new out of something old. The Upcycling Wooden Pallets program is broken down into chapters each containing videos on DIY projects for the home both inside and out. Working with wood and repurposing pallets is easy, cheap and environmentally-friendly since it reduces waste, so rest assured that you won't need to be a woodworking expert to try out these simple tutorials! Nevertheless, we recommend that you start off with the easier projects if you are new to DIY and woodworking in general, before moving on to the more complex projects. Beware that working with wood requires the use of tools which are often heavy or sharp so exercise caution when handling them and always make sure that you have the appropriate personal protective gear, notable work gloves, eye masks to protect you from splinters and a face mask - especially when using chemical products. Work in an uncluttered, well-lit, well-ventilated environment and keep young children well away from tools or unfinished projects. The program is structured into three main parts: preparing your wooden pallet, learning how to give old wood a new lease of life, and finally making furniture and other household items. Before attempting a project, make sure that you have the tools and materials you will need which are given at the start of each video. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get creating!
In this ‘Electricity for Everyone’ program, you will discover practical lessons to help you install electricity in your own home. In each video, we will give you a lesson covering a different topic, introducing a range of different subjects over the course of the program, including electrical boards, lighting and circuits. It’s up to you to decide which of these videos interests you most, and what may help you most in setting up your electrical installation at home. These lessons are suitable for beginners to the principles of electricity and basic circuitry, so you don’t have to worry about having any previous training! The program can also be used as a teaching aid by trained electricians so that may pass on their valuable electrical knowhow to the people who need it the most - particularly in the developing world and areas where access to electricity is unstable. Over the course of the program, you will learn about the risks of installing electricity and how to avoid them, as well as how to save energy and how to get the most out of your electrical household appliances. This program was created in collaboration with volunteers from the charity Electriciens Sans Frontières (Electricians Without Borders). The installation of electricity networks is essential for social and economic development. It means that the important buildings in the community such as schools and hospitals can run; it also makes roads safer and can even be used to give people access to clean drinking water.
In this “Discover Renewable Energy” program you will discover how to harness renewable energies to power your home and even your community in an environmentally-friendly way. It is imperative for the protection of our planet that we learn to become less dependent on burning fossil fuels and take steps to make use of the natural and sustainable energy sources that we can find all around us. Each video has been created with experts to help you understand how to harness and use solar energy at home for yourself. Follow each process step-by-step to learn how to install and maintain a solar panel. The content of each video is easily accessible for beginners accompanied by an expert, and has been adapted for in-the-field use, meaning that trained electricians can use them as a useful teaching aid when instructing others about solar energy. This program was developed in collaboration with Electriciens Sans Frontières (Electricians Without Borders). The installation of electricity networks is essential for social and economic development. It means that the important buildings in the community such as school and hospitals can be lit up and run; it also makes roads safer and can even be used to give people access to clean drinking water. Together we can make a reliable access to electricity available to everyone.
In this educational video program, you will learn some essential skills to help you become a skilled woodworker. The key aim of this program is to help individuals develop the unique skillset required for woodworking and carpentry. It has been structured with the goal of opening up professional opportunities, by helping people to acquire useful skills which can help them find employment. It is also a program suitable for anyone interested in learning more about woodwork irrespective of their prior experience level.The introduction to tools and techniques, along with step-by-step projects, will provide a basic foundation to get you started in the field. The information and instructions contained in this video series are meant to provide beginners with a basic introduction to the techniques and skills required in woodworking. It has been split into the following categories: introduction to woodworking, marking tools, measuring tools, saws, planing and shaving tools, hammers and mallets, chisels, rasp and file, drills, screwdrivers, finishing, clamps and vice, joinery, power tools, making simple tools, and projects. Woodworking involves design, planning and layout, and execution with hands-on proficiency. The woodworker will always find his problem-solving skills being challenged, but the satisfaction of crafting useful objects for people is hugely rewarding. The abstract thinking and physical coordination required for woodworking makes it an ideal field for those in pursuit of discipline and excellence from work that bears practical results. Welcome to the world of woodworking!
In this educational video program, you will learn the basics of masonry. The masonry program has been created to provide useful and accessible content for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of masonry. It serves to guide vocational empowerment as well as basic self reliance at home. This course will simplify the technical aspects of the work at hand. This curriculum was developed to provide free content in aid of workers entering into the construction industry in India. However, it covers the universal basics of masonry and introduces key concepts and techniques to anyone who wishes to learn. The masonry program has been created thanks to the support of Castorama. It has been split into the following categories: Introduction to masonry, Components and Materials, Tools, Safety & Maintenance, and Construction. A Mason has a complex job at hand demanding a deep understanding of different materials and how they interact with each other. Creating solid structures based on two-dimensional blueprints requires one to constantly strengthen skills and knowledge. Although experience is the most important aspect learning in any practical field, a good foundation will ensure a smooth learning curve. Let's begin!
With this easily accessible educational video program you will be able to get stuck into some quick and easy DIY projects to improve the decoration of your home. Aimed principally at DIY newcomers, the program contains a whole wealth of videos that have been designed by experts to help you improve and renovate your home, all while promoting an efficient use of your space. Whether you’re looking to re-paint your kitchen, lay down wooden flooring, or install and customise new furniture, this program is for you! Watch the videos which interest you the most and get inspired to go off and try out your own DIY projects. The program is broken down into chapters to give you a more comprehensive learning experience. We start off by learning about common household tools, then move on to look at flooring, followed by walls and ceilings, next we turn our eye to finishing touches, then bathrooms and tiling, basic plumbing, oddjobs, outdoor works and more! Always remember to take appropriate safety measures when tackling a DIY project- especially when handling tools or materials. Our program can help you create a home to be proud of, and to become the handyman or woman you've always wanted to be!