She’s got tools;
guys watch out

Hawaii Home Depot stores will be hosting the first "Do-It-Herself" Night on Wednesday, featuring three clinics that are part of a free series of workshops aimed at increasing the number of women taking on home improvement projects.

That's right, no more waiting for the man of the house or hiring a handyman for tasks that are simpler than their fees suggest.

The clinics, taking place at the Home Depot stores at 421 Alakawa St. (521-7355) in Iwilei and 1021 Kamehameha Highway (455-1200) in Pearl City, will offer several opportunities for hands-on practice of techniques used.

The sessions are:

>> "Power Tools 101: You Can Work with Power Tools," offered from 7 to 8 p.m.

>> "You Can Lay a Brick or Paver Walkway or Patio," 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

>> "You Can Install Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting," 8 to 9 p.m.

No registration is necessary.

According to the latest United States Census, 57 percent of single women own their own homes. Additionally, a recent Yankelovich survey revealed that 68 percent of women would prefer to spend their leisure time working on home improvement rather than shopping.

Top projects undertaken by women include gardening, wallpapering, painting, tiling a floor, installing a ceiling fan or light fixture, and installing a window treatment.

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