Drywall Butt Joints Made Easy

Techniques to avoid having to feather out butt joints

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Screw gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Combination square
  • Mud pan
  • Extension cord
  • Hearing protection
  • Hawk
  • T-square
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Taping knife
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2x4 blocks
  • Drywall
  • Drywall nails
  • Drywall screws
  • Joint compound