Frequently asked questions

How are you responding to the situation with COVID-19?

All participants, as per the Executive Order enacted by the governor of Virginia must wear a mask while in our facility. Gloves and eye-protection will be provided to participants. All equipment has been sanitized/disinfected between workshops for the health and safety of our participants and instructors.

Where do I park on the day of the class?

There are various unreserved parking spots in the Mariah Business Center. Please park in any open spots that are NOT marked with a unit number listed. You may also park in our designated spots which are marked with a 'V' if available.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation to receive a full refund MUST be done 72 hours from the start time of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellations done after the 72 hours will be transferred to a future workshop of equal value. No refund will be provided should you decide that you do not want to attend a workshop with DIY Academy after the 72 hour cancellation period.

What should I wear?

We advise wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to bend, kneel and move without being too restrictive or baggy. We also require you to wear closed-toe shoes. You should not mind getting your clothing dirty. You will be working with various materials such as grout, thinsets, drywall mud, etc. We provide gloves, dust masks, eye protection and smocks for your use.

Are there any risks involved with your woodworking workshops?

Use of power tools, equipment, hardware, solvents, mortars, etc. are used during a workshop, so precautions need to be taken. If you have a condition that will increase your likeliness of experiencing injuries or breathing issues, please ask us ahead of time if this is right for you. We also recommend you wear clothing that is not special to you. Please do not wear your designer jeans, Ugg boots or anything of value since we are dealing with products that can damage or stain the material. Dust, mortar, grout, etc. are always being passed around in a workshop environment, so choose wisely in your clothing selection!!

Is there an age requirement to attend a workshop?

Yes. Due to the tools, materials and equipment used, participants must be 18 years of age or older. Participants may not bring children to workshops with them due to risk of injury.

Do you sell Gift Cards Online?

Yes! DIY Academy sells gift cards. Questions about DIY Academy gift cards should be directed to