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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.

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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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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 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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Safety Concerns when Working with Particle Board

Particle board is a very practical and popular material.

How to Cleanly Cut Cement Board

Cutting cement board can be a messy and difficult job.

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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 Mix Concrete

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

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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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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.

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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

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How to Mix Enamel Paint

How to use oil-based paint finishes.

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How to Use 7 Types of Metal

Creating beautiful, durable objects can be very satisfying.

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Using Skids To Move Buildings

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

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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

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A Complete Guide to Particle Board Veneer Coverings

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

A Guide to Securely Fastening Your Fireboard

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

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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.

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

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Ceramic Tile 101

This versatile material has been in use for millennia.

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How to Properly Use Glazing Putty

Glazing putty bonds the glass to the wood.

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Carpentry 101: Scribe for a Better Fit

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

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How to Remove Particle Board Underlayment

Particle board is an engineered composite wood product made from wood chips, sawmill shavings and sawdust