Construction Materials

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How to Get Free Materials for DIY Projects

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Metal Recycling

Recycled metal pops up in all kinds of everyday objects.

Introduction to Metalworking

Creating durable crafts can be immensely satisfying.

How to Use 7 Types of Metal

Creating beautiful, durable objects can be very satisfying.

Ceramic Tile 101

This versatile material has been in use for millennia.

How to Mix Lime Mortar

Preparing the oldest types of mortar used in construction.

What is Blueboard?

Blueboard is basically a form of drywall.

Greenboard vs Blue Board

Which is used in construction?

Proper Plastering Techniques when Using Blueboard

There are a number of considerations to keep in mind.

What is AA Plywood?

There are different grades of plywood.

Estimating Costs Of Building Materials For Home Construction

Estimating costs is an important step in your build.

How to Repair Cracked or Worn Down OSB

OSB, or oriented strand board can deteriorate over time.

How to Use Glazing Putty on Metal Surfaces

Glazing putty has many uses that can be beneficial at home.

4 Uses for Greenboard in a Kitchen

Greenboard is a type of drywall or gypsum board.

3 Types of Plywood Compared

If you are looking for plywood, then you will know that there are a large number of different types and

How to Mix Enamel Paint

How to use oil-based paint finishes.

Using Skids To Move Buildings

Very large structures normally require the use of some type of wheeled “cart” placed under

Safely Transporting An Extension Ladder

If you have ever painted a two story house, cleaned gutters, or repaired a roof, you have used an extension

A Complete Guide to Particle Board Veneer Coverings

The benefits of using wood-laminated particleboard instead of solid fine woods.

How to Properly Size and Cut Blueboard

Blueboard is a specialized type of drywall that’s readily identified by the blue coating on one

4 Common Uses for AC Plywood

Plywood is a commonly used building material.

How to Remove Glue from Particle Board

Particle board is made of mechanically compressed saw dust and wood shavings. These boards are available

A Guide to Securely Fastening Your Fireboard

This article's a guide to securely fastening your Fireboard.

6 Little Known Uses for Glazing Putty

What else can you do with glazing putty?

How to Use Glazing Putty on Wood Surfaces

Glazing putty is most commonly used in the installation of windows.

Affordable Alternatives to High Cost Materials

These alternative materials will ensure you never have to skimp on style.

OSB vs Plywood

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

Is oriented strand board toxic to people?

Yes, OSB or Oriented Strand Board does have a low, but existing toxicity, due to the resin in it. The

How to Build a Subfloor with OSB

Substituting OSB for plywood is an effective cost saver.

A Primer in Using Blueboard for Insulation Purposes

Blueboard is a hard foam material.

5 Tips for Using Medium Density Fiberboard Outside

MDF might not be the first material you imagine outdoors.

Lumber 101

Beginning DIYer? Lumber yards can be a confusing place. Especially when you discover that 2x4s aren't actually 2x4s.

How to Tell if a Pallet Is Safe to Reuse

Pallet projects are everywhere, but it's harder than you think to find a safe pallet to use.

How to Source Low-Cost Materials for Your Project

Materials for a DIY project don't have to break the bank.

How to Break Apart Pallets

You have a pallet, now what?

What is Glazing Putty?

Glazing compound or glazing putty is one of the most easy-to-use constructional and repair materials.

Fireboard vs Drywall: What's the Difference?

When remodeling or building a new home, you might not think of fireboard as a preferred form of wall

How to Mix Joint Compound

Achieve the right consistency for the best results.

How to Properly Use Glazing Putty

Glazing putty bonds the glass to the wood.

How to Make Your Own AA Plywood

Plywood is a preferred construction material.

How to Fasten Cement Board

You are going to need to install cement board first.

Carpentry 101: Scribe for a Better Fit

Scribing is a great tool for a number of DIY projects.

Material Takeoffs: What You Need to Know

Material takeoff is a common term in construction.

OSB vs Particleboard

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