Construction Materials

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A close-up on cement.
Why Use Cement Board for Exterior Walls?

Using cement board is common for floors or interior walls.

Close-up of stucco siding.
How to Mix Stucco

Stucco is growing in popularity, especially in hotter climates.

Stucco on a wall.
How to Apply Stucco to Cement Board

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

room with angled ceiling and dark wood beams
Constructing Wood Beams

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

installing ceramic tile on the floor.
3 Uses for Fiber Cement Board

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

The texture of OSB, or oriented strand board.
How to Stain OSB

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

Drywall in a room.
Blueboard vs Regular Drywall Paneling

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

Close-up on the texture of a piece of particle board.
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.

Medium Density Fiberboard on a white background.
How to Safely Cut Medium Density Fiberboard

MDF is often used in cabinet making.

A man uses glazing putty.
How Long Does It Take for Glazing Putty to Set?

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

A man in a green jacket choosing plywood.
What Is CDX Plywood?

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

A woodworker using a router on medium density fiberboard.
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.

particle board with paint splotches on it
4 Tips for Painting Particle Board

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

drywall in construction house
Differences Between Cement Board, Greenboard, and Blueboard

Which one is right for your construction project?