Free DIY workshops launched at Hackney Wick Library of Things

I'm delighted to announce that you can now nab your tickets to our free DIY workshops, taking place at The Baths in Hackney Wick. Read on to find out what's in store and how you can get involved.

Learn DIY basics with Library of Things

Don't know your jigsaw from your reciprocating saw? Left scratching your head over simple maintenance tasks? Want to gain more confidence, save money and feel empowered to make at-home repairs or embark on upcycling projects? Don't miss these free workshops hosted by Library of Things, with support from the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Kindly hosted at our Hackney Wick home The Baths, the first workshop will give you the confidence to tackle simple tasks and repairs at home and in the garden. The second session will provide an opportunity to practice what you've learned with the option to make and take home a birdbox, planter or box-style shelf.

These sessions are open to all abilities whether you're a DIY novice or just a bit rusty and we'd encourage you to join us for both sessions.

Participants will also receive a special discount to use on their first borrow at a Library of Things kiosk, where you can hire all the DIY tools we'll be demonstrating, including 5 types of saw, two types of drill and a range of other DIY essentials.

Workshop 1 : An introduction to DIY basics

Thursday 16 June 2022


An introduction to DIY basics with DIY pro Danny. With more than 30 years of experience in carpentry, welding and building you'll leave this workshop with everything you need to crack on with your DIY to-do list, including:

- Understand which tools are appropriate for which household/garden tasks

- Learn how to use our DIY tool kit for repairs

- Opportunities to practice what you’ve learned in a safe, supervised environment

Workshop 2: Make a birdbox, planter or box shelf

Thursday 23 June 2022


Join us for this fun practical carpentry session where you get to try out your skills and take home something you've made yourself! To get the most of this session we recommend that you also attend our first workshop. On booking, please let us know which item you'd like to make by emailing

Choose one option:

- a birdbox

- a planter

- a box shelf

Interested? Find out more and book tickets here:

If you have any queries or the session you'd like to attend is sold out, please email and we'll add you to the waiting list.

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