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Homeowner’s Guide to Drywall

A drywall expert reveals some of his best tips and tricks so you can handle the job like a pro.

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Plaster vs. Drywall: What’s the Difference?

Drywall is the standard wall covering in North America, but plaster is making a comeback. Compare them before starting an...


Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection

Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...

Trimless Windows: How to Achieve the Look

Give your windows trimless style using drywall returns.


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.

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34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...


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...


15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...


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7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes...

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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested

Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


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.

What to Do with Leftover Drywall

Every year, 15 million pounds of drywall are produced in the U.S. Most of it goes on walls, but around...


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


5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About

Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....


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


The Best Way To Clean Your Drywall Knives

Try this simple little trick next time your drywall knife is clogged up with mud.


5 Helpful Tools for Hanging Drywall

These five handy tools will help you install drywall much faster and better.

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Remove a Drywall Screw That Has Missed the Stud

If you try to remove a drywall screw that has missed the stud, it'll just spin and it won't come...


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20 Tips for Working with Drywall

We've hung and patched and primed and finished our fair share of drywall. Check out this compilation of tips for...


How to Cut a Hole in Drywall

There's no need to rent or buy a rotary tool for simple drywall cuts for a receptacle box.


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