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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.

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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.

Wall Insulation and Tools
How to Build a Subfloor with OSB

Substituting OSB for plywood is an effective cost saver.

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How to Build a Speaker Box with Medium Density Fiberboard

You can make a high-quality speaker box with MDF.

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How to Install Cement Board

Lay a foundation when installing ceramic tile over wood.

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How To Check Your Table Saw Blade Alignment

Check your table saw blade alignment to make accurate cuts.

How to Mix Bondo

It's a common pick for automotive, marine, and home repairs.

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How to Use Glazing Putty on Brick Surfaces

Glazing putty can help prolong the life of brick.

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Builder-Grade Materials

Builder-grade materials are a professional classification.

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How to Attach a Veneer to Your Blueboard Walls

An alternative to installing drywall.

Determining Building Materials You Will Need

Part of making plans for new home construction's estimating.

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Sheathing Board: Which Material is Best

The advantages of 2 different types of sheathing boards.

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How to Use Glazing Putty to Fix Fiberglass Auto Parts

Glazing putty is used to fix fiberglass auto parts.

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Safety Concerns when Working with Particle Board

Particle board is a very practical and popular material.

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How to Remove a Moldy Cement Board

Cement board is used as the flooring material of your home, but removing a battered board is one of the hardest demolition job that you can face. This is because cement boards are set in your home for life. However, the cracks found on the boards can pose a lot of health risks since they can host abundant

How to Cleanly Cut Cement Board

Cutting cement board can be a messy and difficult job.

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I-beam

An I-beam is a special type of joist, usually made of steel.

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A Primer in Using Blueboard for Insulation Purposes

Blueboard is a hard foam material preferred by homeowners.

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How to Waterproof Your OSB

Make sure your OSB never gets ruined by moisture.

For Love of Plaster Mud

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

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How to Wash Glazing Putty Out of Your Clothes

You can generally use household products.

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How to Mix Concrete

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

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What Thickness Fireboard Do You Need?

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

Particle board on a white background.
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.

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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.

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How to Get Free Materials for DIY Projects

Fuel your next creation with freebies.

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How to Mix Lime Mortar

Preparing the oldest types of mortar used in construction.

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What is Blueboard?

Blueboard is basically a form of drywall.

An outer corner formed from greenboard drywall.
Greenboard vs Blue Board

Which is used in construction?

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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.