We build our computers from scratch, repurpose old stuff, and apply plenty of elbow grease to a pile of raw supplies all the time. This week, we're celebrating the do-it-yourself ethic at Lifehacker. Welcome to DIY week at Lifehacker.
DIY is about more than just making something because you can. It's about learning, expanding your horizons, and actually creating something that lasts in a world where so much is made to be disposable. We still appreciate that ponying up a little extra cash to buy rather than make can be more convenient, and that buying can save a lot of time and effort. That's absolutely fine. There's a time and a place for buying something new, just like there's a time and place for rolling up your sleeves and digging into a killer DIY project. Right now, we're focusing on the latter.
Over the course of this week, we'll be celebrating some pioneer do-it-your-self-ers, sharing an extra helping of fun (and hopefully useful) DIY projects, and highlighting a few of our readers' greatest DIY success stories. So grab your screwdriver, hammer and a roll of nuclear-grade duct tape: It's DIY week.