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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.

What Is Fireboard?

It's a common element in commercial construction.

For Love of Plaster Mud

Mud is magic. Mud is fun. Mud can also be quarrelsome.

How to Wash Glazing Putty Out of Your Clothes

You can generally use household products.

How to Mix Concrete

Mixing a batch of cement only requires minimum low levels of skills.

What Thickness Fireboard Do You Need?

This fire-retardant drywall is also known as gypsum board.

How to Remove Glue from Particle Board

Glue used on particle board can be removed.

All About Drywall Finish Level 5

You may want to make your own drywall finish.

How Does Soundproof Drywall Work?

It looks similar to regular drywall.

How to Install Soundproof Drywall

It can help protect your home from outside sounds.

Using Titanium to Build Your Home

Titanium can now be found in home building and construction.

How to Cut Fireboard

A fireboard is a fire-resistant panel.

How to Properly Measure and Cut Plywood

Plywood is an excellent material that has many uses.

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.

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.

Ceramic Tile 101

This versatile material has been in use for millennia.

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.