Essential tools for any DIY project

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - July 22 2010.
Studio shot of a box of dowels and nails set, a level and a measuring tape. ( Tina Chang / The National )

I seem to have (unintentionally) become famous within the small world of my office as "the DIY guy" and many colleagues have had me come to their homes to fix, hang or change things in return for such pleasant bribes as lunch or drinks. Often they are surprised to see how easy it would be to do the job themselves.

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