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How to Waterproof Your OSB

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

How to Get the Cleanest Cut on Your Particle Board

Particle board is an engineered wood product.

Why Use Cement Board for Exterior Walls?

Using cement board is common for floors or interior walls.

How to Mix Stucco

Stucco is growing in popularity, especially in hotter climates.

How to Apply Stucco to Cement Board

Applying stucco to a cement board can be a time-consuming process.

Constructing Wood Beams

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

3 Uses for Fiber Cement Board

Made up of glass fibers and cement, a cement board has many uses in home construction.

How to Stain OSB

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

Blueboard vs Regular Drywall Paneling

When putting up drywall, you may want to consider blueboard.

How to Clean Mold Off of Particle Board

Particle board can be especially prone to moisture buildup and, therefore, mold. Clean yours up with some simple steps.

How to Safely Cut Medium Density Fiberboard

MDF is often used in cabinet making.

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.

How to Mix Epoxy

It's used for both domestic and industrial purposes.

What Is CDX Plywood?

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

Top 3 Particle Board Fastening Techniques

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

Advantages and Disadvantages of Medium Density Fiberboard

MDF is an inexpensive building option for a variety of woodworking projects. Learn more about the specific pros and cons of using it.

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.

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.

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?

Buying Mesh Wire for the Home

Mesh wire can extend available space for storing items.

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.

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 Does Soundproof Drywall Work?

Soundproof drywall looks similar to regular drywall, but offers superior soundproofing qualities.

A Complete Guide to Particle Board Veneer Coverings

Particle board is one of the best wood-related materials you can.

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

How To Change Circular Saw Blades

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

How To Select Colored Glass Blocks

Depending on where you want to use your colored glass blocks, you can get an idea of what options there

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