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French Home Improvement (DIY) Vocabulary)

French Home Improvement (DIY) Vocabulary)

Lexique pour le bricolage

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

Image of home improvement - DIY.

French vocabulary for tools

  • un marteau hammer
  • un tournevis screwdriver
  • une pince pliers
  • une scie saw
  • un mètre ruban tape measure
  • un pinceau paint brush
  • un rouleau roller
  • une perceuse drill


  • un bricoleur, une bricoleuse somebody who does DIY
  • un électricien, une électricienne electrician
  • un plombier plumber
  • un peintre painter
  • un menuisier carpenter


  • refaire l’éléctricite to re-do the electricity
  • installer un tuyau to install a pipe
  • repeindre une pièce to repaint a room
  • réparer un meuble to repair a piece of furniture
  • décorer une pièce to decorate a room
  • cirer un meuble to polish a piece of furniture
  • vernir un meuble to varnish a piece of furniture
  • poncer, décaper un meuble to sand a piece of furniture
  • tapisser to wallpaper, upholster
  • enlever la peinture to remove the paint
  • peindre une pièce to paint a room
  • installer un lavabo to install a sink
  • réparer un robinet to repair a faucet, tap
  • fixer un miroir to put a miror into place
  • poser un planchet to lay flooring
  • coller to stick, glue
  • clouer to nail
  • visser to screw

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