Handy Dad

An easy-to-follow guide for busy dads looking to turn DIY projects into playtime with their kids.

$20.00 $ 13.99

Man of the (Tree) House

Pass along practical fatherly advice your kids can use today: like how to build sling shots or launch water balloons on the fly! In this illustrative, easy-to-follow how-to guide, HGTV's Over Your Head host, Todd Davis, turns DIY projects into playtime with his hardcover collection of 25 kid-approved props. Busy Dads can choose from projects within three levels of time commitments: Easy Projects (e.g. lava lamp), Afternoon Projects (e.g. tire swing) or Weekend Projects (e.g. tree house).

Meant to be hammered out with your little ones using household items or everyday hardware store materials, Davis' smart approach to building toys, bike ramps and skateboards makes being the family handyman child's play. Printed in China.

Click here to see pages 1, 2, 3.

Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
10" L X 8.5" W; 168 pgs.
Item ID
19575

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsHandy Dad
 
4.4

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (35)
  • Informative (35)
  • Well written (20)
  • Deserves multiple readings (13)
  • Page-turner (4)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (43)
  • Reference (13)
  • Older readers (3)
  • Younger readers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (18), Everyday reader (18), Bookworm (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More than I expected

I purchased this as a gift for a friend, who is a handyman dad. At a recent visit, I saw the book with my own eyes and was pleased that it had so...Read complete review

I purchased this as a gift for a friend, who is a handyman dad. At a recent visit, I saw the book with my own eyes and was pleased that it had so many fun projects for him and his wife to make with their kids. They absolutely love the book and are planning the kid's tree house, as we speak :)

Great gift.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I thought it would be.

This book has more "craft" projects in it than "workshop" type projects. I assumed that all of the projects required saws, hammers, and wood, and was very...Read complete review

This book has more "craft" projects in it than "workshop" type projects. I assumed that all of the projects required saws, hammers, and wood, and was very disappointed to see paper airplanes, tie-dye, and decorative wall hangings. Bottom line, I was looking for more Bob Villa, and less Martha Stewart. My husband was also disapointed in the gift, as he had seen it on Uncommongoods website and commented that he would like to get it.

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5.0

Great book!

By 

from Colbert, GA

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
    • Reference

    Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

    Great book for active engaged dads!

     
    5.0

    Father's Day present

    By 

    from Simi Valley

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

      Some projects are out dated but good starter book for a new dad. Depends on personalities but some projects didn't make sense or were dangerous like making a dummy, sling shot or water balloon launcher.

       
      5.0

      Fun projects to do with your kids

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      from Pittsburgh

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      Pros

      • Informative

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        • Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

        Many interesting projects....

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        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great present for the handy dad in your life

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        from San Diego,ca

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Informative
        • It's Simple And Creative

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

            The dad I bought this for loved it and said he couldn't wait to start using it to make things for his son.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Fun for young and old

            By 

            from Mobile, AL

            About Me Casual Reader

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Reference
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

              A fun and inspiring read for fathers and kids. Great for planing fun weekend projects together.

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              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Perfect for dads and kids

              By 

              from Knoxville, TN

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              Pros

              • Easy To Read
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

                This book is perfect for the outdoorsy dad and child. My brother and niece opened it at Christmas and loved it. This book is very easy to read and has plenty of ideas to keep them busy for quite a while. My niece well have the perfect backyard to play and hang out with all her friends. The ideas are very kid friendly.

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                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Dad and Son excited to build

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                from Jonesboro, AR

                About Me Everyday Reader

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                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Well Written

                Cons

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                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

                  This is a great gift for father and sons to share. The projects vary in difficulty, but I do wish there were a few more project plans laid out than the book contains, simply for the price of the book. However, it's a well put together book with clear instructions and great photos to guide the builder (and include the child) to the final product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth the money

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                  from Clinton, IA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Read

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing
                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

                    Book is very basic and don't recommend. We will be returning it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Great gift for dads

                    By 

                    from Corpus Christi, tx

                    About Me Bookworm

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read
                    • Easy to Understand
                    • Great pictures
                    • Informative
                    • Page-Turner

                    Cons

                    • Paperback

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

                    Great gift for any dad. Full of fun things to make for and with your kids.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Great Gift!

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                    from Yonkers,NY

                    About Me Casual Reader

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • For Dads Kids

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                        Comments about UncommonGoods Handy Dad:

                        Great for DIY Dad's who love to spend time with their kids and engage them in activity.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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