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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

Greenboard vs Blue Board

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

How Long Does It Take for Glazing Putty to Set?

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

What Is CDX Plywood?

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

How to Paint Oriented Strand Board

Oriented strand board might seem difficult to paint, but with the right materials, anyone can give this job a professional touch.

How to Waterproof Your OSB

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

4 Tips for Painting Particle Board

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

Particle Board Water Damage: Dos and Don'ts

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

Differences Between Cement Board, Greenboard, and Blueboard

Which one is right for your construction project?

How To Replace Rotten Cement board Underlayment

Cement board is essentially sheetrock with a moisture barrier seal used in places where water is prevalent.

How to Mix Plaster of Paris

It's easy to whip up a batch.

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

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.

Constructing Wood Beams

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

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.

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.

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.

Building With Galvanized Steel: Pros and Cons

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

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 Stain OSB

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

How to Install Blueboard Walls

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

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.

Choosing and Installing Staircase Balusters

Choosing and installing the perfect staircase balusters can enhance not only the beauty of your home

Determining Building Materials You Will Need

Part of making plans for new home construction is estimating the quantity of each of the various building

How to Calculate the Cost of Steel Buildings

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

Selecting the Best Nail Gun for You

A nail gun can make many home improvement projects easier and quicker to finish. Choosing the best and

How to Choose a Framing Nailer

A framing nailer is a workhorse of a power tool that can tackle almost any heavy duty home improvement

Your Miter Saw Selection Guide

A power miter saw is one of the power tools that many woodworkers and carpenters believe is essential

How To Check Your Table Saw Blade Alignment

Before starting any carpentry project, check your table saw blade for alignment so that you can be sure

Changing The Discs On A Rotary Grinder

A rotary grinder can use many different kinds of discs. What happens when your disc wears out or you