Drywalling

Break out your dust masks and get ready to find spackle everywhere. It’s drywalling time.

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How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make the whole jobsite a happier place to work.

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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested

Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips

Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...

How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


What to Do with Leftover Drywall

15 million pounds of drywall is produced in the U.S. every year. Most of it goes on walls, but around...

Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About

Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.

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Wet Sanding Drywall

Choose drywall and try wet sanding to reduce the dust


The Best Way To Clean Your Drywall Knives

Try this simple little trick next time your drywall knife is clogged up with mud.


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

These five handy tools will help you install drywall much faster and better.


One-Off Dust Catcher

Save some time on cleanup next time you drill a hole


Remove a Drywall Screw That Has Missed the Stud

If you try to remove a drywall screw that has missed the stud, it'll just spin and it won't come...

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20 Tips for Working with Drywall

We've hung and patched and primed and finished our fair share of drywall. Check out this compilation of tips for...


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How to Cut a Hole in Drywall

If you have a small drywall job to do, there is no need to buy or rent a rotary tool...


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How to Cut Drywall

Cutting drywall is easy and only requires a few tools.


How to Make Bullnose Corners

Add a touch of class to ordinary drywall corners


Drywall Sanding Is Time Well Spent

Drywall sanding is tedious and messy work. But doing it right means a great looking room. Here are some DIY...


Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

Two solutions for a sagging ceiling