December 7, 2016
Cut. glue. repair!
November 29, 2016
While air barriers need to be continuous and without holes to work effectively, vapor barriers don’t have to be free of holes.
November 18, 2016
Foam-core beams and moldings make for an attractive easy-to-install ceiling.
October 11, 2016
Has hanging and taping drywall changed in this new millenium? Watch the video, and decide for yourself.
January 6, 2016
If the hole you cut for an electrical outlet in drywall is a bit off, don’t just hope that the cover plate will hide the mistake. Instead, fill the void…
On some remodeling jobs, you need to be especially mindful of the mess that gets created. When demolishing a wall, for example, instead of smashing the drywall to pieces, you…
I keep drywall mud in my truck so that I’m ready for small repairs. When I got tired of the ever-present dried mud on the inside wall of the bucket,…
November 11, 2015
To repair a hole in drywall or plaster, I square up the hole, cut a drywall patch slightly larger than the hole, and use a Surform file to size the…
Learn how to make quick, clean, and accurate cuts
January 7, 2015
I recently built an addition using advanced framing. To minimize materials and heat loss, I used two-stud corners. Installation of drywall usually requires 1x nailers or metal corner clips. The…
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