House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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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


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.


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


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


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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