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 hacks.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tips and Techniques for Sanding Drywall
All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.
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.
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.
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.