diy-failure

Best of the worst: 7 cringe-worthy DIY fixes

Aug. 24, 2018

In the subreddit DIWHY, people find or submit projects so flawed or ridiculous that it's hard to determine whether the perpetrator was inept, lazy or both.

We've all been there. You're in the middle of a DIY project only to realize that you have messed up so spectacularly that the only solution, sad though it may be, is to start over again. It's through these mistakes that we learn to be better, more precise makers. Some of us, however, don't stop, rethink, or restart a project when experiencing problems. Some DIYers, in fact, don't seem to be thinking at all. In the subreddit DIWHY, people find or submit projects so flawed or ridiculous that it's hard to determine whether the perpetrator was inept, lazy or both.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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