Bob Beacham, Contributing Writer

Bob Beacham

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties and interests: Engineering, DIY and home improvements, woodworking, auto and motorcycle repair and maintenance, and the great outdoors
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Aylesbury College in Buckinghamshire, U.K.
  • Other work: Interesting Things, Popular Science, Futurism, Field & Stream,  and BestReviews (syndicated to a number of regional newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune)


Bob Beacham is an engineer by trade and has spent 35 years working on everything from auto parts to oil rigs. He is also an avid DIY enthusiast. Bob started writing for the Bob Vila team in 2020 and covers tools, outdoor equipment, and home improvement projects.

Best DIY Advice

The ground-up renovation of two homes made Bob and his wife very proud of what they achieved. They had minimal experience at the outset, and it took a lot of hard work. His best advice is to not rush and to not continue working when you are tired. Both lead to mistakes, there is a potential for accidents, and the task usually ends up taking longer anyway.

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