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Q & A: Finding and using star plates

Leveling an Old Ceiling
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Leveling an Old Ceiling

Steel studs attached to the sides of ceiling joists create a flat surface for new drywall

Repairing plaster walls
Tip: Repairing plaster walls

Replacing a MudsillOnline Membership Required

Careful bracing inside and out holds a house steady as rot is removed

Straightening Framed WallsOnline Membership Required

Blame it on sloppy framing or lousy lumber, but many stud walls need some remedial work before the drywall goes on

Tiling With LimestoneOnline Membership Required

An earthy alternative to the cold, austere look of marble, limestone is easy to work with and maintain

Q & A: Rectifying a rotted girder

Taking a Load OffOnline Membership Required

Three basic shoring techniques for making structural repairs

Straightening studs
Tip: Straightening studs

The Point of RepointingOnline Membership Required

Renewing tired masonry joints can bring an old brick building back to life

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