What do you call this in America?

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  1. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    We also call it DIY/Do It Yourself. There are many stores here like Home Depot and Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and others that sell parts, tools, and other items for home projects.

    Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of experience with home upgrade projects.
     
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    I call it "You want HOW MUCH???!!"
     
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    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

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    It's evolved from being "a project" or "arts and crafts" into "doing a DIY" here.
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7

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    Do you reside in one of the boroughs? If so, I will approach you with a different measuring stick henceforth. :rolleyes:
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Thank you guys. I am truly humbled. I learned to do the things I do because I grew up without 2 nickles to rub together. Which meant my dad and I did everything to the house and cars. My dad was one of the best mechanics of his time and always told me that if I ever wanted to guarentee that I would have a job I should either learn to work on cars or build houses. He would tell me, "Everybody needs a place to live and a way to get to work."
    So I learned to do both.
     
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  6. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    DIY... I call desperation.
     
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    often if I do it, I call it a hack job!
     
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    I am sure that when I was in the U.K. the hardware store was the iron monger's. Was the local population putting me on, like extracting the Michael?
     
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    In my house it's DYI- doing yourself injuries.
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    No, that is the correct name.
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I do like Ace hardware when I am in the US - great stores.
     
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    Wallpaper is out of fashion here..
     
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    soulman969 Senior Stratmaster

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    Also known is some quarters as the Master Honey Do List as when your wife says; "Ya know honey we should do this to the that and then do that to the this". Each list is considered infinite.

    I believe we agree to this somewhere in the marriage contract where it's written in infinitesimally small writing in white ink. ;)
     
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    Definitely the same.

    For what I understand, though, what we call "lumber" you call something else. I don't remember what, but I've had this conversation before -- lumber vs timber vs this and that. But "yard" is the same, as in "lumber yard."
     
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    uncle daddy Strat-Talker

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    We do have a few differences-

    Wrench/spanner
    Outlet/ socket
    Faucet/tap
    Republic/ monarchy!
     
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    This one is huge. They claim to be number three in the country.

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    The hobby section.
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    Real hardware.
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    Couldn't find a shot the whole width of it.
    Scattered about the land there are still ma & pa store's like they used to be 50/60 year's ago.
     
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  20. simoncroft

    simoncroft You could wire it that way, but it won't work Silver Member

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    A 'monger' is a very old name for a seller, or trader. About 150 years ago, you'd have found all sorts of mongers on an English street. For instance, a 'costermonger' sold fruit and vegetables. 'Ironmonger' is one of the few examples left I can think of, although 'fishmonger' was still a common term for a seller of uncooked fish when I was growing up. Small-scale ironmongers are less common now, having mainly been replaced by much larger out-of-town DIY stores, that often sell garden plants and other home-related items.

    You are correct, 'timber' is our equivalent to your 'lumber'. Traditionally, the wood we used in house-building was bought in a timber-yard, or from a timber-merchant. These days, it's relatively unusual to find a specialist wood outlet, and it's more likely it would be bought from a builder's merchant, who also sells bricks and other building materials. Wood is getting very scarce over here though, so a lot of products are now fabricated from composite materials, such as MDF.
     
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