Are You More Likely To DIY or Hire?

Are You More Likely To DIY or Hire?

Grace Shu
Jun 23, 2008

We just got back from visiting our friends' loft in Oakland where they built a huuuuuge bookcase in the entryway (library ladder and all!). Without even thinking about looking for a ready-made solution, they found a book on storage solutions from the 70's and based their plan loosely around some of the tutorials they read! Two months in, and they're almost finished...

[ Photo from Rigamarole's Flickr ]

Say you have a project that requires a certain level of skill--like building a bookcase or a window seat. There are tutorials all over the internet and how-to books at the bookstore, but are you more likely to build it yourself or hire someone / buy something similar? Is DIY really a cheaper way to go?

P.S. We'll post photos of our friends' Ultimate Bookcase when it's finally finished!

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