July 14, 2011
We were preparing to hang a drywall ceiling from rough, unplaned joists. The chalklines for the strapping were virtually illegible. Our alternative method for laying out strapping worked so well…
June 30, 2011
As part of an extensive renovation project, veteran carpenters Don Carlson and Bill Broome installed a coffered ceiling in an enclosed sunporch. Their first challenge was dealing with the original…
April 28, 2010
Cost: $78 and up for stock products; custom products must be quoted
March 25, 2010
How to stabilize sagging plaster with mechanical support from a dimple washer.
September 1, 2008
I hate installing fiberglass insulation, especially overhead. Faced with this task, I reach for the forklike tool shown in the drawings below. Made of 2x2s screwed and glued at their intersection…
July 15, 2008
To get inside corners right, the tape must be tight
For drywall novices, there's nothing more challenging—or messy—than finishing inside corners
June 25, 2008
Built of plywood and MDF, these beams go up quickly, resist movement, take paint well, and even level a wavy ceiling.
November 6, 2007
Reframing exploits unused attic space and helps to open up a cramped ranch house.
A look at the lath walls and ceilings that make up James Madison's home
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