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Your pictures: My DIY

Published
1 July 2016
image copyrightElena Chesser
image captionElena Chesser: "Giving a little DIY Christmas 2015 cheer to the fifth-floor pod with some friends and I creating these recycled floral pieces."
image copyrightGeorgie Eltenton
image captionGeorgie Eltenton: "My wonderful fiance attempting to change a wheel bearing for me. A quick break to Google the next step currently ongoing."
image copyrightStephen Arrandale
image captionStephen Arrandale: "Nothing is ever level, I always have 'spare' bits left over and I have to resort to Yellow Pages."
image copyrightChristopher Fleckney
image captionChristopher Fleckney: "Brightening up the garden furniture. Now the perfect place to sit and watch the sun set (with a glass of red)."
image copyrightDoris Enders
image captionDoris Enders: "There is a lot of DIY when you have a home."
image copyrightGordon Calder
image captionGordon Calder: "I designed an 8m x 4m garden building which is mostly used as a gym and finished building it in 2011. It took me a year and a half of intermittent work. At times I thought it might never get finished, especially in the wet and cold winter months. I built everything entirely on my own, but had the electrics and plastering and laying the vinyl floor done by professionals. A local builder quoted me £24K and building it myself saved £18K."
image copyrightNancy Wynn-Sumner
image captionNancy Wynn-Sumner: "My tools resting after a hard day's creations."
image copyrightJustin McAteer
image captionJustin McAteer: "My wife laying our lawn. We suspect our more aspirational friends and neighbours take pity on her, seeing a modern-day Barbara from The Good Life."
image copyrightPhilip Watson
image captionPhilip Watson: "This is me mending the handbrake on our elderly Land Rover."
image copyrightGerman Bandita
image captionGerman Bandita: "Halfway there. Sanding the parquet I've wanted for 20 years."
image copyrightPatrick Ford
image captionAnd, finally, a picture by Patrick Ford who said it was a labour of love. The next theme is "Handmade", and the deadline for your entries is 5 July. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme; you take the pictures" at the bottom of the page.

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