Walls & Framing

Repairing A Textured “Popcorn Ceiling”

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Today and yesterday, I spent time repairing a textured ceiling at a local church. The roof had many leaks, which damaged the ceiling inside the […]

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Install Bead Board Paneling And Trim

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The bathroom remodel is going pretty well.  I installed a new floor and a tub surround. Now, I want to dress up the bottom portion of […]

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Working With Different Grades Of Plywood

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As it’s name implies, plywood isn’t a solid wood, but a material composed of thin plies of wood laminated together. For strength, the grain of […]

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How To Skim-Coat Drywall

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In a room I’m working on, I needed to skim-coat the walls with joint compound to make them smooth. There was a stucco texture on them, which I […]

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How To Install Trim To A Cove Ceiling

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In a home I’m remodeling, I wanted to replace the old trim molding that was at the top of the wall. It had a thin, crown-type trim, and […]

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Different Ways To Repair Drywall

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While crawling around in the attic I mistakenly put my KNEE through the attic floor. I was installing wiring for exterior lighting fixtures and lost […]

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Preparing Floor And Walls For Basement Remodeling

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A full-sized basement under at least a portion of your house means the possibility of additional living space. If there is only a crawl space, […]

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All About Weatherstripping

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Caulk can seal most cracks that admit unwanted drafts, but you cannot seal the edges of doors and windows — they require weatherstripping. Weatherstripping is […]

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How To Build A Simple Doghouse

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As the spring finally kicked in today, I decided to build a house for my dog, Coco.  She’s getting too huge to keep in the […]

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Using Moldings To Finish A Room

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Molding, also referred to as trim, covers gaps and provides decorative relief for flat wall surfaces.  In general, molding is used sparingly in contemporary architecture.  […]

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Review of DAP DRYDEX Joint Compound

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All drywall joint compounds are not equal, apparently.  I came across this product in the paint isle of the local home store. I didn’t feel […]

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How To Repair Holes In Drywall

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It is hard to imagine any home improvement project that does not involve working with some wallboard. Wallboard, also called drywall, gypsum board, and Sheetrock […]

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How To Repair Paneling

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If you scratch or mar paneling, you usually can make a cosmetic repair in a few minutes with paste wax or a crayonlike touch-up stick. […]

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Replacing A Damaged Baseboard

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Like most other trim work, fitting a new baseboard is trickier than you might imagine. So don’t be overly dismayed if you miscut a miter […]

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