Gosforth Handyman

Wherever you are in the world, a very warm welcome to Gosforth Handyman – the UK’s favourite property maintenance channel! On this site you’ll find everything from property repair help through to product tests, woodworking projects and much more. There’s even some videos that might help you set up your own little workshop.

Our aim is to pass on some of the tips and experience we’ve picked up over the years of making stuff and running businesses. Whether you’re an experienced trades person or just enjoy some weekend do-it-yourself, hopefully you’ll find this site useful, entertaining and perhaps it will even give you some inspiration to make something for yourself! Don’t forget to Subscribe on YouTube¬†and #drinkcoffeemakestuff

Products I Use

Our Little Shop – Woodworking Plans & Merch

Welcome to our own little shop! A few Gosforth Handyman branded keepsakes, personally sourced, stocked and delivered by us – metric only tape measures, pencils, stickers, high quality woodworking plans and more. By buying from us direct you’re doing your bit to support small local businesses rather than giant conglomerates. Thank you!

Gosforth Handyman Shop

Awesome Joinery & Maker T-Shirts

By popular demand there’s now a full range of joinery, carpentry and maker clothing on Teespring. T-shirts, hoodies and even a baby bodysuit! If you’re a woodworker or want to find the perfect present for the maker in your life you might find it here. Orders are fulfilled by Teespring – worldwide shipping.

Awesome Maker T-Shirts


Links to Tools & Products I Use

We’re often asked what joinery, carpentry & woodworking tools are used in our videos so here’s a list to help you find some of them. These orders are all handled directly via Amazon / Ebay etc.:

UK-Based Product List

Tools I Use - UK

USA-Based Product List

Tools I Use - US

Obviously some of the tools used are old and you can’t buy them any more, so we’ve tried to find equivalent newer models where possible, or models we’d consider purchasing when tools finally give up the ghost. Hope you find this useful!


How To Use a Tape Measure

How to use a Tape Measure

Learning how to use a tape measure properly is an essential life skill. I'm forever seeing people using this simple ...

10 Ideas of what to do with Sawdust

This video is quite funny. I have no idea why it became so popular on YouTube! I just wanted to ...
How Do You Paint Melamine

How to Paint Melamine?

Melamine or Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) can be a total nightmare to paint but in this article I'm going to ...
Attach to Dot and Dab

How to attach ANYTHING to a Dot and Dab wall?

Dot and dab walls are hated by many and loved by few BUT in this article I'm going to be ...
Wall Plug Anchor Tips

Tips for using Wall Plugs & Anchors in Solid Walls

The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we ...
Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Some different GIFT IDEAS for makers!

Father's day 2019 is on 16th June in the UK and many other parts of the world. If you're stuck ...