July 1, 1983
Getting the look and texture of plaster on lath with gypboard and mud.
November 1, 1982
When we remodeled our house, we used a drywall trick that eliminated taping the obtuse angles formed by walls and sloped ceilings. Instead of creating a joint at this line,…
September 1, 1982
As a remodeler, I hang and tape a lot of drywall. To get a close fit around electrical outlets, I use the installed outlet itself to mark the gypboard. Spread liquid…
July 1, 1982
I recently built a curved wall in a stairway of a new home. The wall and top three treads needed to turn to avoid a chimney and to make a smooth…
May 1, 1982
An easy way to lay out elliptical coves
March 1, 1982
While building a recent addition I used the lift shown in the drawing to help position 4x12 drywall panels on the ceiling. The lift consists of a rectangular frame with…
January 1, 1982
The lath and plaster ceiling in our living room had been the victim of a leak in the roof for many years and was beginning to sag ominously. The previous…
November 1, 1981
In the course of restoring several old homes I've come across a solution for filling cracks in sound plaster in lieu of removing for complete replacement. First, correct any structural…
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