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Workshop: Basic Home Improvement and Repair—2 of 2

June 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


At some point, and regardless of economic conditions, your home will need repairs or improvements.  Don’t pay for professional services when you can Do-It-Yourself and save money.  In this workshop, students will learn essential repairs and improvements through hands-on experience in basic home improvement skills.
Topics include:

  • Essential tools for the home
  • Drywall repairs
  • Laminate flooring basics
  • How to cut trim
  • How to change a door handle
  • How to change a P-Trap
  • How to change a light fixture and switch

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 26

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


June 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633