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  1. Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

    Add wiring for new switches, fixtures and outlets anywhere in the house, with minimal wall damage. Learn how to use fish tapes, flex bits and glow rods to pull wire through walls and across ceilings, quickly and efficiently.

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  1. How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall

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    Cracks in basement walls are common, but they can also be a sign of a weaken wall . We'll tell you how to handle this potentially dangerous wall before it leads to structural problems with your house. It's a problem that must get fixed before you finish your basement.

  2. How to Remove a Wall and Other Demolition Tips

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    Remodeling usually requires at least a little demolition. Sometimes you have to remove a wall before you can build one. Whether you're tearing down walls , removing a roof or getting rid of old plumbing fixtures, follow these tips and all your demolition jobs will be easier—and cleaner.

  3. Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

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    Learn the simple framing techniques that ensure accurately built, tightly framed walls . This article explains the basics of marking up and laying out a wall , along with tips about headers, trimmers and studs.

  4. How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

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    You can get perfectly tight joints and smooth, clean, professional results when installing trim, even on bad walls . This article demonstrates seven tricks that the pros use to solve the most common problems—like closing gaps along wavy walls and making crisp joints at corners that aren't square. These are tricks that even a novice can master. You'll get first-class results without hours of frustrating effort. While you sometimes only need one of these tips to solve a problem, often a combination of two or more will be required for polished results. But don't worry—they're all easy, fast and free.

  5. Use Aluminum Mesh for Fast Drywall Repair

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    Aluminum screen wall patches simplify and speed up repairs to holes in walls . Stick it on and mud it smooth.

  6. How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger

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    We'll show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base, compacted base material and good drainage. The masonry wall looks great from the front, too, and will enhance the look of your yard.

  7. Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls

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    We show you how to fix common wall flaws and make them perfectly smooth before you paint. You'll save the $200 expense of hiring a pro.

  8. How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls

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    One bowed stud can make a whole wall look bad. Before you hang the drywall, fix badly warped studs so that the finished wall will look straight and true.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Clean Painted Walls - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Cleaning your painted walls may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple (though somewhat time-consu...

  2. How to Texture Walls - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Learning how to texture walls is a fun DIY project that not only raises visual awareness in your home, but allows your creativity to truly express itself.

  3. Veneer Brick Walls - Bob Vila's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Brick has a timeless appearance and requires little maintenance, making it a popular material for many applications. Veneer brick walls rest atop masonry sills; behind the veneer is an air space that allows moisture to vent.

  4. Cape-Style Home : Framing the Walls - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Bob visits an authentic antique Cape Cod house, while back at the project house the crew gets busy constructing walls .

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Equipment for Painting Walls

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video you will get an overview of necessary equipment for painting the walls .

  2. How to Prepare Your Walls for Painting

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video you will see a demonstration of how to prepare the walls for painting.

  3. How to Remove a Drywall Without Damaging Surrounding Walls

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Host Tim Carter shares a tip for removing drywall that will prevent unneeded damage to surrounding walls . Before doing any wall demo, make sure you do the necessary preparations to save yourself time and money.

  4. How to Paint Clean Corners on Textured Walls

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Spike Carlsen, a contributing editor for Family Handyman magazine explains how to get a crisp clean corner when painting on textured walls .

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Blog Posts

  1. How to Build a Wall

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Building a wall for a shed or a house is not that hard, but then again, there are many places you can make a mistake. Understand there are many ways to achieve your wall -building goal. What follows are methods I’ve used to build walls that are square, plumb and level.

  2. Wall Building Tip Video

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    FromAsk the Builder

    This video provides a little tip when building the walls of the shed. This is just one of the many step-by-step videos that will be created showing how to build a wood shed from start to finish.

  3. Open Wall Cabinet - 36" Wide x 30" Tall

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Kitchen wall cabinet plans by ana-white.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  It took great thought, time and careful planning to build this here cabinet. Yes, we sure did spend hours considering exactly how "off" we should build the face frame from the carcass.  Not only is the carcass several inches too tall, the face frame is an extra inch wide.   Many hours.  Of careful planning. To get this cabinet built just right. And we are so proud of it! Here's why.  In the corner of this kitchen, there is a return air duct smack dab where the top of the kitchen cabinet would go.   We'd have to move the air duct to fit a cabinet in there that matched the rest of the cabinets. Or we'd have to build a wonky cabinet around the air duct. If it's a choice of doing drywall or making sawdust, well, that's a no brainer. We'll take the sawdust. So we decided to make the carcass of the cabinet as tall as the ceiling height to allow the air duct to fit inside the cabinet, BUT keep the face frame the same height as the neighboring cabinets for consistency.  Since this cabinet is in a corner, we also used a 1x3 at the left edge to tie into the neighboring cabinet at 90 degrees. We cut a hole out in the back of the cabinet for the air duct, and hung the cabinet. Then we blocked on top of the cabinet with 3/4" material (in the open space above the face frame) And also added blocking for all the other cabinets to support our crown moulding (it's not actually crown, it's the same stuff we used for our window and door headers , flat on the back side). Then we just cut the crown and fit it, Nailed it up, And you'd never know that this cabinet actually at one point looked like we'd forgotten how to read a tape measure. I'm sharing with you the plans for an open 36" wall cabinet below, but just in case you find yourself in a corner with a duct in the way, here's the mods we made: Enjoy the plans following! XO  Ana + Family Materials and Tools Shopping List:  3/4" plywood (18 linear feet) ripped into depth of cabinet (we did 10-1/4" but you can choose any width just make sure the width is consistent from cabinet to cabinet) 1/2 sheet of 1/4" plywood scrap plywood piece for top support/hanging cabinet 3 feet of 1x3s 8 feet of 1x2s 1-1/4" nails for attaching face frame (unless you use pocket holes) or fixed shelves 3/4" nails for attaching back Glue 1-1/4" pocket holes for building and attaching frame shelf pins if you use adjustable shelves edge banding for front edges of shelves Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill compound miter saw table saw nailer Cut List Cut List:  2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" (or your rip width) x 30" (sides) 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" (or your rip width) x 34" (top and bottom) 1 - 3/4" plywood or 1x4 @ 34" (can be different width, this piece is just used for hanging on wall ) 1 - 1/4" plywood 30" x 35-1/2" (back) FACE FRAME 1 - 1x3 @ 36" 1- 1x2 @ 36" 2 - 1x2 @ 26" SHELVES Fixed with front edgebanding - cut 36" long and trim front edge back 1/8" for edge banding Adjustable with front edgebanding - cut 35-3/4" long and trim front edge back 1/8" for edge banding Step 1 Build your carcass by attaching top and bottom to sides. Remember to keep all pocket holes on outsides - the neighboring cabinets or end panels will finish out outsides when you install your kitchen. TIP: Drill 3/4" pocket holes facing forward along all top, bottom and side edges for attaching face frame in later steps. Step 2 You'll need something for hanging the cabinet on the wall . We use scraps from the carcass plywood (but you could use a 1x4 here too) attached from the back with pocket holes. Step 3 Attach back with nails and glue. We use 3/4" nails. Step 4 Build the face frame first with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, then attach through the pocket holes you drilled in step 1 with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. The face frame will overhang the sides by 1/4", but is flush to top and bottom of sides. Step 5 For fixed shelves, nail or staple in place from outsides (don't do pocket holes, they will be visible from underneath). For adjustable shelves, drill shelf pin holes. The shelves should be cut to width for fixed shelves, but trim off 1/8" on front for edgebanding and apply the edge banding. For adjustable shelves, trim off 1/4" in overall length so the shelves are easy to place inside, and 1/8" on front edge for edge banding. Apply edge banding to front of shelves. Step 6 Hang cabinet through top back support to studs in walls . Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

  4. Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 10 Cool Collages

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    It's art month here at Curbly! We're going to be sharing enough DIY art projects in the coming days and weeks to fill every blank wall in America (by my rough estimates). But, if you're itching to get something up on your walls ASAP, we're putting together some shopping guides to help you find ...

  5. Words on a Bathroom Wall

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    FromDIY Diva

    Here’s something that is not going to be a shock to anyone who has been reading this website for, oh, longer than five minutes: If you set me down in...

  6. 21" Wall Kitchen Cabinets - Momplex Vanilla Kitchen

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    FromAna-White.com

    21" wall kitchen cabinet plans from ana-white.com Follow Ana on Pinterest! About Project Author Notes:  So I have a just terrible confession to make ... When we got to the wall cabinets for the Momplex Vanilla Kitchen, I got so busy with the building part .... that I neglected the photographing part.  I am so so so sorry ... they just were so easy to make and went so fast, before we knew it, they were all done!  And not a single building photo to share with you. It's a good thing we have another kitchen to build on the other side, and I promise, I'll take some construction photos. So we are cool?  I'm forgiven? We kept things simple for the Momplex Vanilla Kitchen wall cabinets.  The wall cabinets are two 36" double door cabinets, an above the range cabinet and the two 21" wide wall cabinets (plans for these guys follow). We ordered the doors from Cabinet Now , but other than that, these wall cabinets are just a simple box with a face frame, screwed to the wall .  You will be shocked at how easy wall cabinets are to build! Plans for the 21" wall cabinet follow - check them out! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday! XO The Whites Materials and Tools Shopping List:  8 feet of 1x2s for face frame 3/4" plywood ripped into strips 10-1/4" wide 1x4 or plywood scrap for the back support 1/4" plywood for back 1-1/4" pocket hole screws 3/4" finish nails for attaching back edge banding for finishing shelf fronts shelf pins for adding shelves DOOR and 1-1/4" concealed hinges for FACE FRAMES Tools:  measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill compound miter saw table saw nailer Cut List Cut List:  2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" x 30" (Sides) 2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" x 19" (Top/Bottom) 1 - 3/4" plwyood OR 1x4 @ 19" (Back Top Support) 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 30" x 20-1/2" (Back) 2 - 1x2 @ 30" (Face Frame) 2 - 1x2 @ 18" (Face Frame( Shelves should be cut to fit depending on attaching and if you use edge banding FULL OVERLAY DOOR SIZE 20-1/2" x 29" Step 1 First, make up your sides by drilling shelf pin holes on the insides for adjustable shelves (I use a Kreg Shelf Pin Jig ) - it's much easier to do this now than after assembly - and drill 3/4" pocket holes facing the front for attaching face frames in later steps (I use a Kreg Jig for drilling pocket holes). For taller shelves, you would simply just cut the sides taller.  For deeper shelves, you would simply adjust your plywood rip width. Step 2 Next attach the two sides together with the top and bottom. NOTE: Also drill 3/4" pocket holes facing forward for attaching face frames on top and bottom. Step 3 The back support is very important because you will use it to hang the wall cabinets on the wall . We used prefinished plywood for the plywood, and simply used the scrap leftover for the back support (it ended up being about 3" wide). A 1x4 would also do the trick but just don't forget, you will be able to see this board when the cabinet is open. TIP: For especially wide cabinets or cabinets with expected heavy loads, a second bottom support is recommended for additional attachment to studs in walls . Step 4 The back is attached with glue and 3/4" finish nails to all fixed shelves, sides, top and bottom, and back support. Step 5 Build the face frame seperately with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue. Then attach using the predrilled pocket holes on the outsides of the cabinet, with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Step 6 We cut all of our shelves 1/4" less in width and depth than the top and bottom to allow for shelf pins and adding edge banding. You can see how we added edge banding here. Step 7 For the doors, we opted for full overlays with concealed face frame hinges. The end goal of the cabinets with full overlay doors is a 1/2" reveal of the face frames when done. So this means 1/2" gap to bottom and top and 1/4" side to side (since a neighboring cabinet will also have a 1/4" gap). I'll be sharing a post soon on how we hung the cabinets - so stay tuned for that! Finishing Instructions Preparation Instructions:  Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. May I Suggest a Finish? Minwax Two Tone Oil Based Stain on Pine Authentic Vintage Distressed Finish with Minwax... Whitewash Stained Finish   1 of 9 ››

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