Hi, I'm Paul Spooner. If you don't know me, perhaps you're just looking for a generic handyman in Post Falls?

No? You're specifically interested in me coming over and fixing your stuff?

It's going to cost you $65/hr including travel (I'm located in Post Falls, ID). Small quantities of adhesives and fasteners are included.

I'm a licensed mechanical engineer, so I have a sense for how to tackle even the most difficult problems. I'm also a carpenter and welder, so if you need wood-work or metal-work done, I can handle that as well. I've done concrete work, and I've even got a laser for engraving things!

You can e-mail me at info@tryop.com or call or text to:


For small projects, I just get it done. This chair, for example, was missing a few wooden pieces, so I made some new ones and glued it all back together.

For larger projects, I like to plan it out in advance as a 3D model. Here's the plans for converting our front lawn into a raised bed garden.

And the finished project.


Along with the normal appliance installations and faucet replacements, I've done a number of interesting projects:

A crazy custom bookshelf
that I made for our house.

A backyard workshop
well suited for the Southern California climate.

Windows in my garage door
that I made so I could put some hard points in for lifting heavy things.

A custom pyx
I designed and assembled.

A hardscape project
at my childhood home.

An unusually deep sandbox
to assuage my projected childhood insecurities.

A place to hang pots in my kitchen
that I suspect only an engineer would have similarly over-complicated.

A tree fort
that I built at our old house.

A ferrocement bridge
I made for my parents' new back yard.

The ferrocement mushroom
I made for my mother-in-law.

The ferrocement flower
I made with some help from my family. My first Ferro project, but certainly not the last!

The sledgehammer Technobane
, with pictures and documentation.

An ornamented drilling hammer
, The precursor to Technobane (above) and the Septacrypt.


Any of that sound helpful to you? Can you afford $65/hr? E-mail me at info@tryop.com or call or text to:


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