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Build, repair and decorate all the walls in your home with these projects, tips and ideas.
Why Old Homes Have Thin Wall Molding Installed a Foot From the Ceiling
If you live in an old home, especially one built prior to World War II,...
Simple Hack to Locate Studs in Plaster Walls
Finding a stud behind plaster and lath is hit-or-miss with a typical stud finder. Here's...
Small Gaps in Drywall are Actually No Big Deal
When you’re working in a smaller area like a closet and have to cut...
Picture-Perfect Position for Hanging Stuff on the Wall
If you have to hang large pictures or mirrors, slip a straw over the end...
The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam
Not sure which spray foam is the right fit? This should help!
How to Wall Mount a TV
Choose the right mount, install it yourself, and save $200
10 Tips for Patching Drywall
Before you paint a wall you have to prepare the surface, which inevitably involves patching....
How to Install Fiber Cement Siding
How to cut, nail and install durable fiber siding, plus caulking and painting tips.
How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers
These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.
How to Hang Prepasted Wallpaper
Don't be stymied by tough-to-match patterns, slippery seams and out-of-plumb corners. We'll show you how...
How to Find Studs
Find the studs in your walls without an electronic stud finder
How to Repair Plaster
Quick fixes for cracked plaster
Reader Project: DIY Pine Accent Wall
Reader Project: Wall Teardown Reveals Hidden Fireplace
Reader Project: Showcase Wall
Home Trend: White Marble
White marble isn’t reserved for countertops and showers anymore. We’re seeing it everywhere—...
Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation
Want to save money, energy and feel warmer this winter? Insulate your house the right...
Foundation Insulation Panels
Two easy ways to dress up and insulate exposed foundation walls
How to Fix Loose Stair Handrails
Try this simple way to install a strong handrail
Home Theater Setup
Create a first-class home theater setup by converting a room and wiring with high quality...
Drilling Holes: Notching and Boring Holes in Wood Studs
How much wood are you allowed to cut out of a stud?
Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques
If you engineer and assemble wood foundations properly, they're extremely durable
Close Gaps Around Electrical Outlets and Switches
Small air leaks can add up to huge energy losses
How to Repair Damaged Wallpaper
How to make an invisible wallpaper patch
How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall
A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.
How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation
You've only got one chance to do it right! Here's how
Hanging Shelves, Hanging Mirrors and Hanging Towel Bars
Can't find a stud? One of these 5 hard-working, hollow-wall anchors will do the job
How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam
Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.