le bricolage

Looing to do some work around the house in French? This page offers a table with French words for DIY (le bricolage). The vocabulary list includes common nouns as well as some useful verbs.

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un marteauhammer
un tournevisscrewdriver
une pincepliers
une sciesaw
un mètre rubantape measure
un pinceaupaint brush
un rouleauroller
une perceusedrill
un bricoleur, une bricoleusesomebody who does DIY
un électricien, une électricienneelectrician
un plombierplumber
un peintrepainter
un menuisiercarpenter
refaire l’éléctriciteto re-do the electricity
installer un tuyau to install a pipe
repeindre une pièceto repaint a room
réparer un meubleto repair a piece of furniture
décorer une pièceto decorate a room
cirer un meubleto polish a piece of furniture
vernir un meubleto varnish a piece of furniture
poncer, décaper un meubleto sand a piece of furniture
tapisserto wallpaper, upholster
enlever la peintureto remove the paint
peindre une pièceto paint a room
installer un lavaboto install a sink
réparer un robinetto repair a faucet, tap
fixer un miroirto put a miror into place
poser un planchetto lay flooring
collerto stick, glue
clouerto nail
visserto screw
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