Well Home Program


Tool Lending Library
Hundreds of tools to help you do the job right!
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King County Seed Lending Library
Borrow seeds to fill in your garden; return them when they mature. Located in the Tool Library.
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Classes and Workshops
Regular classes on sustainable home improvement,  maintenance and landscape topics.
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PNA Fixers Collective
You can't break what's already broken! Neighbors gathering to fix (or attempt to fix) their stuff.
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Books and Tapes
Our Well Home Library offers how-to manuals and reference books on nearly every imaginable repair, maintenance or home improvement project.

Call us for referrals of tradespeople and contractors.
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In-Home Consultations
For a modest fee we will come to your home and for an unbiased consultation. We will recommend effective solutions for your maintenance, repair and remodeling projects.

Well Home Articles
Click here for Well Home articles written by Roger Faris.

Well Home


"Thank you again for your referral for my home! The contractor you suggested came over and repaired my roof for $300, after another company told me I needed a new $12,000.00 roof. Thank goodness for them! I really appreciate your help."

PNA Member


Opening Hours and Contact Info


The Tool Lending Library is open Wednesdays from 3-6:30 pm, Fridays from 5-7pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Call 206.783.2244, extension 48 to check on availability or to reserve a tool.

For Well Home classes information and registration, please call us at 206.783.2244, Extension 48.

For other questions about the Well Home Program, call 206.783.2244, Extension 48 or send an e-mail to wellhome@phinneycenter.org.


Tool Lending Library Location


The PNA’s Tool Lending Library is located in the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s Brick Building (enter from Dayton Ave N).


Tool Donations Wanted


The PNA Well Home Program / Tool Library acceptes tool donations of any kind. For more information please call 206.783.2244, Extension 48 or send an e-mail to wellhome@phinneycenter.org.


More Well Home Information


Having chalked up over 24 years of service to North Seattle neighborhoods, the PNA's nationally acclaimed Well Home Program has become a Seattle fixture. Where else can you get expert advice, a tool bank and a lending library of home repair reference materials? Our regular schedule of Wednesday evening classes on sustainable home improvement,  maintenance and landscape topics round out this popular program.


Check out the water catchment system at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.


Read Well Home Articles by Roger Faris.


Considering a home improvement project?


Click here to view a complete list of exhibitors for the 2017 Home Design & Remodeling Fair. Many of these businesses have been hired successfully by PNA members, but they are not officially recommended by the Well Home Program.


Hiring a remodeling contractor? We recommend checking references and following the guidelines set forth by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Click here to get a PDF copy of their brochure: www.lni.wa.gov/IPUB/625-084-000.pdf


Remember, you can sell, trade, give away or get reusable building materials through the Reusable Building Materials Exchange. The King County Solid Waste Division provides this free on-line listing service to connect people with materials to people who can use the materials, and help reduce waste in the region's landfills.


Northwest Ecobuilding Guild Monthly Meetings


The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the NW EcoBuilding Guild meets at the Phinney Neighborhood Center from 6:30-8:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings are free and nonmembers are welcome. Upcoming meetings will include discussions on:


Look for calendar updates on the Guild's website, http://www.ecobuilding.org. Click "Seattle."


Historic Seattle


The Well Home Program has also developed a collaborative partnership with Historic Seattle. Founded in 1974, Historic Seattle is dedicated to preserving the architectural past for the benefit of the future. As part of the collaboration, PNA members may attend Historic Seattle classes, lectures and some special events at Historic Seattle member discount rates. For more information, check the Historic Seattle website.


The PNA’s Tool Lending Library encourages you to consider the donation of new, used and antique tools and home construction, repair and maintenance books and magazines. Bring your materials by the library or call 206.783.2244, Extension 48. The tool lending library is open Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm, Fridays from 5-7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-2 pm.