Chris ProfileMy name is Chris Heider and I am a handy dad. I was fortunate to have grown up with a handy dad who taught me be frugal and never pay someone to do something that I could do myself. He also gave me confidence to try things I'd never done before. Read more about my thoughts on confidence.

I started this site in response to an overwhelming number of comments on my YouTube channel from young people who don't have a handy dad to mentor them. Here are a few:

You're the coolest dad ever! My dad barely knows how to hang up a mirror! -Stephanie Velez

I wish this guy was my Dad.. Wish I had a Dad… -neoian94

I love you DAD -Tang Alan

I love that your daughter was helping you with this. I built bookcases, framed walls, and even hung sheetrock with my dad growing up. I have been very grateful for that experience as an adult and home owner. -Elizabeth H

So this is what it is like to have a dad. -Kiwberly

I miss my dad, he used to do this type of stuff for us, God bless his soul. -don1559

Where can I buy a daddy at IKEA? -sleepwright

I wish my dad loved me this much. -Angela Rose

Why don't they teach us this in school?? -Laura Zamarripa

This was amazing and you're an amazing dad to make that for your daughter. So ingenious! -GinaBobina316

Honestly dad goals. -Brenna Arianna

My wish is for this site and my videos to inspire the current generation of dads who lack the confidence to be handier, and to inspire the next generation of handy kids who don't have dads to mentor them.

Send me your story. Ask me questions. I'm here to help; it's what I do best.


Terms of Use, Disclaimers, Disclosures (general legalese)

By using this web site, you acknowledge and agree to the following statement:

I do this as a hobby; I am not a licensed professional and I have no credentials other than the deed to my home which makes me an official homeowner and the birth certificates of my children which make me a dad. This web site and my videos are intended to show you how I do things, not to tell you how you should do things. My experience and ability will differ from yours. This is a DIY website, which means “do it yourself”, so make sure you are comfortable with the tools and techniques needed to accomplish a project before you attempt it. Read and follow the instructions that come with tools or products that you use. My liability for any claims resulting from your use of this site is limited to the amount that you paid for the service. Since this site is accessible to the public for free, you're on your own.

Use of all images on this site require express written permission.  Photos may not be edited, changed, or cropped in any way if written permission is given.  Please contact me at chris@handydad.tv to get permission for all photo use.   Failure to link back and credit HandyDadTV as their source constitutes a copyright violation.  All text duplication is strictly prohibited.  The design of the HandyDadTV site is the sole property of Chris Heider.

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