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Workshop: Introduction to Home Improvement

March 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The ability to complete even the smallest home improvement begins with a basic foundation of skills with hand tools and power tools.  The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series. In this session, you will learn how to use the most common hand tools and power tools of the trade in home improvement such as a hand saw, circular saw, hammer, nail gun, screw gun, drill, square, and miter saw.  You will also learn the most basic of skills; how to read a tape measure to 1/16 of an inch.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 11

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

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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.


March 11, 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