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4 Uses for Greenboard in a Kitchen

Greenboard is a type of drywall or gypsum board.

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Introduction to Metalworking

Creating durable crafts can be immensely satisfying.

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Metal Recycling

Recycled metal pops up in all kinds of everyday objects.

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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.

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How to Properly Size and Cut Blueboard

Blueboard is a specialized type of drywall that’s readily identified by the blue coating on one

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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.

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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.

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Affordable Alternatives to High Cost Materials

These alternative materials will ensure you never have to skimp on style.

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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

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Ceramic Tile 101

This versatile material has been in use for millennia.

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5 Tips for Using Medium Density Fiberboard Outside

MDF might not be the first material you imagine outdoors.

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How to Tell if a Pallet Is Safe to Reuse

Pallet projects are everywhere, but it's harder than you think to find a safe pallet to use.

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How to Source Low-Cost Materials for Your Project

Materials for a DIY project don't have to break the bank.

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How to Break Apart Pallets

You have a pallet, now what?

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What is Glazing Putty?

Glazing compound or glazing putty is one of the most easy-to-use constructional and repair materials.

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How to Properly Use Glazing Putty

Glazing putty bonds the glass to the wood.

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How to Fasten Cement Board

You are going to need to install cement board first.

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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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OSB vs Particleboard

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) and particleboard are two different types of manufactured wood products.

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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

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How to Cut OSB

When it comes to using OSB for your construction project, it's important to know how to cut it properly.

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How to Install Tile over Cement Board

In order to install tile over a wood floor, you will need to cover it with cement board. Once the cement

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How to Get Rid of Mold on Your OSB

OSB, or Oriented Strand Board, is an engineered wood product formed by layering strands of wood together

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How to Paint Particleboard

Paint adheres well to particleboard with proper preparation.

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Building With Galvanized Steel: Pros and Cons

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Reclaimed Wood

It has more character, and it's better for the environment.

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Everything You Need to Know About Particle Board Outgassing

The lumber industry began self-regulating formaldehyde content in its products in 1981.

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How to Install Blueboard Walls

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

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What Is Sheathing Plywood?

Sheathing plywood is the layer of material attached to the structural frame of the roof.

Particle board.
How to Get the Cleanest Cut on Your Particle Board

Particle board is an engineered wood product.