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How To Make Rounded Drywall Corners

Want to give a room an adobe-like look? Make your corners rounded instead of square. It's easy and it looks good. Here's how to make bullnose drywall corners.

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What Is Joint Compound and How Do You Choose the Right One?

Confused about which joint compound you should buy for your DIY project? Here's what you need to know.


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Sheetrock vs. Drywall: What Are the Differences?

Sheetrock, drywall, wallboard, plasterboard ... is there a difference? We lay out everything you need to know about these wall...


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7 Tips for Hanging Drywall Like a Pro

Follow these tricks for a faster, trouble-free installation.


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11 Drywall Taping Tips for Smoother Walls

Get better taping results with less hassle by following these tips.

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10 Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing.


5 Super Handy Hacks for Finding Studs Without a Stud Finder

Need to find a wall stud to hang something heavy, but don't have a stud finder? Try one of these...

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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...


Zircon HD900 MultiScanner Review – Best Stud Finders of 2023? (We Approve!)

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


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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...

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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...


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Riveting Picture Hanger

Here’s a better way to hang pictures and other light items on drywall.


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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...

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 That Will Cost You

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


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How Much Weight Can Drywall Anchors Hold?

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...


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How to Make a Doorway Into an Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


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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...


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Tips and Techniques for Sanding Drywall

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.

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Drywall Finishing Tips From the Pros

We'll walk you through professional advice for drywall finishing to achieve smoother walls and less wasted time.


5 Types of Drywall and When to Use Them

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


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How to Sand Drywall With Minimal Dust

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall like a pro 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


Patching Drywall: 10 Tips & Techniques

Before you paint a wall you have to prepare the surface, which inevitably involves patching. It's one of the most...


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20 Tips & Tricks for Making Drywall Work Easier

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