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Four Wood Renovations to Increase Home Value

The natural look has high curb appeal.

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13 Alternatives to Cement

Some are emerging, others are classic building materials.

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4 Surprising Places Concrete Can Improve Your Interior

Add an affordable earthy element to your space.

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How to Correct Sloppy Concrete Work

If it's too late for prevention, clean it up.

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HempWood as a Wood Alternative

This affordable and durable option is easy to produce.

Plywood
How to Make Your Own AA Plywood

Plywood is a preferred construction material.

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Sedimentary Rock

Sedimentary rock is a type of rock and is one of the three primary types of rocks. Rocks in this family

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Fungicide

No do it yourself outdoor painting project is ever complete without a fungicide treatment. This is especially

How to Spackle Fireboard

Fireboard is not all that difficult to spackle.

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How To Change Circular Saw Blades

To ensure smooth cuts, it is important to keep circular saw blades nice and sharp.

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9 Lumber Alternatives

Wood prices can be unpredictable.

Home Interior Drywall Construction
Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 1

You need to create your own drywall finish.

The Best Way to Cut a Hole Through A Drywall Ceiling.

Make cutouts in a drywall ceiling with a reciprocating saw.

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How to Calculate the Cost of Steel Buildings

In many areas, steel buildings are quickly gaining popularity among contractors, building planners, and

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How to Make Your Own CDX Plywood

How you can make your own plywood material.

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How to Mix Knockdown Texture

How you can apply a knockdown finish to your walls and ceiling.

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5 DIY Materials You Can Reuse

Upcycle these faves into crafty projects.

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Box Sill

A box sill is a type of sill which is used in framing. The box sill is nailed directly onto the floor

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Using a Power Mixer to Mix Concrete

How a cement mixer facilitates the job of pouring cement.

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6 DIY Materials to Pick up at the Dollar Store

If you can find it here, why go somewhere else?

3 Things to Consider When Buying Dimension Lumber

When you are either buying rough cut or dimensional lumber.

Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 4

Create your own drywall finish.

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Everything You Need to Know about Drywall Finish Level 2

After the drywall has been fitted, you will need to apply what is known as a drywall finish.

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What is AC Plywood?

You may find yourself needing it from time to time.

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What is AA Plywood?

Know what grade you're dealing with.

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How to Mix Plaster of Paris

How it can be easy to prepare a batch of Plaster of Paris.

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How to Mix Drywall Mud

Your choice of materials is important.

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Temperature and Climate Details for Blueboard

Blueboard is a foam used on both interiors and exteriors.

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Proper Plastering Techniques when Using Blueboard

There are a number of considerations to keep in mind.

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Choosing and Installing Staircase Balusters

They can enhance the beauty of a functional space.

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11 Prime Day 2021 Home Improvement Deals

We track our favorite gear and explore new products.

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How To Replace Rotten Cement Board Underlayment

It's a special product with an important job.

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11 Tool Deals Available on Prime Day 2021

Pick up a simple standby or a powerful new machine.

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9 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon

Ordering pots and pillows? Get the house too!

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Top 3 Particle Board Fastening Techniques

Particle board's a great material if you fasten it right.

A painted cement board.
How to Paint Cement Board

Cement board is perfect for use on exteriors.

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Material Takeoffs: What You Need to Know

Material takeoff is a common term in construction.

A putty knife is used to scrape excess putty from a window.
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.

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Particle Board Water Damage: Dos and Don'ts

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

Lumber 101

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

Unfinished drywall in a home
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

Flitch Plate

A flitch plate increases the strength of a wood structure.