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OSB vs Plywood

OSB and plywood are two different materials commonly confused. Learn their similarities and differences here!

How to Mix Grout

You can easily mix grout by taking some standard precautions and by carefully following the manufacturer’s

Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 5

When you have had a drywall fitted, you may want to create your own drywall finish rather than leave

Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 4

Once you have had a drywall installed, you will need to create your own drywall finish in order to complete

Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 1

Once you have had a drywall installed, you will need to create your own drywall finish in order to complete

Terms of the Trade: What Are Batter Boards?

Batter boards are guide structures used to lay foundations.

How to Install Cement Board

Lay a foundation if you're installing ceramic tile over wood

How to Safely Cut Medium Density Fiberboard

MDF is often used in cabinet making.

4 Common Uses for AC Plywood

Plywood is a commonly used building material.

How to Mix Stucco

Stucco is growing in popularity, especially in hotter climates.

How to Mix Epoxy

It's used for both domestic and industrial purposes.

Constructing Wood Beams

Wood beams can be either pre-fabricated or built onsite.

How Long Does It Take for Glazing Putty to Set?

The length of time it takes for glazing putty to dry varies.

What Is Sheathing Plywood?

Sheathing plywood is the layer of material attached to the structural frame of the roof.

How Does Soundproof Drywall Work?

Soundproof drywall looks similar to regular drywall, but offers superior soundproofing qualities.

How to Apply Stucco to Cement Board

Applying stucco to a cement board can be a time-consuming process.

How to Get the Cleanest Cut on Your Particle Board

Particle board is an engineered wood product.

Plywood Pros and Cons

Plywood offers many advantages over other materials when it comes to building projects.

Why Use Cement Board for Exterior Walls?

Using cement board is common for floors or interior walls.

What Is CDX Plywood?

Plywood comes in a variety of different classes which can easily define quality.

OSB vs Particleboard

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) and particleboard are two different types of manufactured wood products.

A Complete Guide to Particle Board Veneer Coverings

Particle board is one of the best wood-related materials you can.

3 Uses for Fiber Cement Board

Made up of glass fibers and cement, a cement board has many uses in home construction.

Everything You Need to Know About Particle Board Outgassing

The lumber industry began self-regulating formaldehyde content in its products in 1981.

How to Cut OSB

When it comes to using OSB for your construction project, it's important to know how to cut it properly.

Blueboard vs Regular Drywall Paneling

When putting up drywall, you may want to consider blueboard.

Top 3 Particle Board Fastening Techniques

Particle board can be a great alternative to orient strand board or plywood because it is cheap and lightweight, but before you use it for your next project, be sure to pay attention to these important fastening techniques.

Building With Galvanized Steel: Pros and Cons

An increasingly popular material for residential and commercial building, there are pros and cons to galvanized steel.

Particle Board Water Damage: Dos and Don'ts

What you need to know about particle board and water damage.

For Love of Mud

Mud is magic. Mud is fun. Mud can also be quarrelsome. Don't get me wrong, I love earth plasters. I

Material Takeoffs: What You Need to Know

A “material takeoff” is a common term in the construction industry. If this is your first

How to Waterproof Your OSB

Make sure your OSB never gets ruined by moisture by adding a protective waterproof coating.

How to Stain OSB

Add a touch of something new if you're using oriented strand board.

How to Paint Cement Board

Cement board is perfect for use on exteriors and as backing for tiles. Paint this type of board easily in only five steps.

How to Paint Particleboard

Particleboard is a cheap alternative to wood. However, it's difficult to paint if you don't know what you're doing.

How to Install Blueboard Walls

If you've decided to use blueboard instead of drywall, install it with ease by following this quick guide.

How to Clean Mold Off of Particle Board

Particle board can be especially prone to moisture buildup and, therefore, mold. Clean yours up with some simple steps.

Greenboard vs Blue Board

Know all about what's available to use in home construction, including these variations on traditional drywall.

Differences Between Cement Board, Greenboard, and Blueboard

Which one is right for your construction project?

Carpentry 101: Scribe for a Better Fit

Scribing is a great tool for a number of DIY projects. Learn how and never worry about getting the right fit against a wall again.

5 Ways to Speed Up the Drying of Glazing Putty

Glazing putty takes one to two weeks to dry, which can be a big inconvenience. However, there are some methods to drying it faster.

5 Tips for Using Medium Density Fiberboard Outside

Particle board doesn't have to be an unusable material. Just follow these tips!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Medium Density Fiberboard

MDF is an inexpensive building option for a variety of woodworking projects. Learn more about the specific pros and cons of using it.

4 Tips for Painting Particle Board

Particle board is very affordable, but that doesn’t mean it has to look cheap.