Walls

Build, repair and decorate all the walls in your home with these projects, tips and ideas.

Level Hanging: Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level

Learn how to hang pictures, heavy mirrors, keyhole shelves and quilts so that they're always straight, level and rock solid, no matter where you put them.

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  • Insulating Walls

    Get the most energy efficiency from your insulation by filling all gaps, avoiding compression, sealing holes in framing and other expert tips.

  • Removing Mold From Walls

    Persistent mold on a wall near an inside corner may be due to an insulation problem in the corner framing. Here's how to find it and fix it.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls

    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.

  • How to Build a Retaining Wall

    Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards.…

  • How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting

    Quick fixes for the 8 most common drywall flaws, including nail pops, cracks at corners, bubbled or loose tape and holes. Fix them right before…

  • Simple Wall Stenciling

    With our basic stenciling techniques, you'll be able to create everything from a simple stenciled border to more complex patterns that will add…

  • Decorating Ideas: Wall Panels

    Create the look of traditional paneled walls for your bedroom or living room with painted MDF strips. For very little money you can completely…

  • How to Skim Coat Walls

    Smooth over rough or damaged walls with a skim coat of mud, applied with a special squeegee knife. It's easy to do and delivers great results.

  • How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger

    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,…

  • How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall

    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…

  • How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet

    Need more closet space? You gain tons of storage space by stealing a few feet from a room and building a new closet, complete with double…