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How To Teach Yourself Practical Building Skills (5 Great Resources)

image of side deck of house with sun shining with patio furniture and umbrella with Gabriel Building Supply in Amite and Ponchatoula LA logo with blog title text in Red  Learning practical building skills is no easy task. If you've never been exposed to construction before and really want to learn, where should you start?

Let's find out below!

5 Great Resources To Learn Building Skills

Check out these five incredible resources that will help you learn building skills with no experience necessary!

1. YouTube

Videos are some of the best ways to learn about the building process. Resources like YouTube offer millions of hours of videos -- all entirely for free.

2. Register For A Course

Is course-based knowledge more your niche? Try sitting through a webinar that provides the basics of the building process!

Some building courses, including those offered by the National Association of Home Builders, provide an in-depth way to learn practical building skills that apply to your hobbies.

3. Try Out Small DIY Projects

Many people agree that build-to-learn is one of the most effective ways to pick up practical building skills.

Start by trying a few simple DIY projects that require a limited skillset. Some projects, including this cutesy fall decor, are a great place to start. As you begin to feel more comfortable, try branching into new projects that test your understanding!

4. Take Woodworking Classes & Workshops

Are you looking to learn in a more controlled environment? Many cities and county community centers offer woodworking classes and workshop opportunities for those interested in learning.

There are some great resources for finding woodworking classes nearby, many of which are separated into types of specialties. Bear in mind that woodworking classes may be more pricey than other options listed here.

5. Ask A Friend For Help

Is there a friend, family member, or acquaintance with plenty of experience in the building niche? A wealth of knowledge is just waiting to be tapped -- all free of charge!

Having an 'apprenticeship' with a friend is one of the most efficient ways to learn practical building skills. Ask if you could tag along on some building projects or help them out around the home or garden. You'd never know what skills you might master!

Gabriel Building Supply Offers What You Need To Get Started

As you start to grow your practical building expertise, you'll need to source high-quality supplies that make your projects come to life. Gabriel Building Supply has been the go-to location for supplies and materials for over 90 years, serving Ponchatoula and Amite with skill, speed, and professionalism.

Drop by either of our two locations today to purchase all the materials you need for your next project. Not sure where to start? Give us a call at 985.386.3525 to find out what's in stock.

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