Wall Construction

1-40 of 83
Drywall Construction Techniques

Techniques and tricks used in drywalling that can be useful.

How to Frame for a Door in Balloon Framing

Balloon framing looks amazing, but can be a hard feat.

Using a Protector Plate to Protect Wires in Your Walls

It's one of the most important parts of installing wiring.

Attaching Wall Framing to Concrete Flooring

Attaching your wall framing to the concrete floor is a must.

Building a Wall 1 - Introduction

Check whether the slab foundation is square.

Anchoring a Partition Wall: Parallel to Joists

A partition wall can be used to create a divider.

How to Cut Notches into Wallboard

installing wallboard, also referred to as drywall or sheetrock, you will often find that you need to cut notches in your wallboard to accommodate protrusions such as wall switches, telephone outlets, etc. With the right tools and instructions you can cut these notches accurately, and without wasting

How to Install Gypsum Wallboard

Gypsum wallboard is also called drywall or sheetrock. It was introduced in the U.S. to use instead of plaster for walls. It comes in 4x8-foot and 4x12-foot sections and can be cut to other sizes. Follow the simple steps below to effectively install gypsum wallboard in your home. Tools and Materials

How to Make Acoustic Wall Panels

If you are setting up a club, a recording studio, or any other location where there is likely to be quite a lot of noise, acoustic wall panels are essential. Acoustic wall panels provide a low cost and effective way of insulating sound. They work by absorbing reverberations, and muffling the sound. In

Install an Acoustic Wall

Adding an acoustic wall does a great deal in improving the sound of your home theater and/or stereo system. Acoustic wall panels are added to the existing wall structure, and prevent sound or vibrations from traveling to other rooms. They are a must-have for musicians practicing with an amplifier at

Tips for Refinishing Crobels and Brackets

Corbels and brackets have decorative architectural as well as functional features. In a home, they are used for weight-bearing or only as ornamental decorations. The brackets are angled support of carved wood, stone or made of plaster and add to the beauty of a room. The attractive wood brackets and

How to Add Oak Corbels Under Kitchen Cabinets

By adding oak corbels to your kitchen cabinets, you can create a custom-built look on a budget. There are many different styles of oak corbels, ranging from the carved and ornate to simple timber frame styles. The first thing you would want to do is to establish whether the corbels are going to be structural

How to Cut Wooden Corbels

Wooden corbels according to architectural terms are a piece of material that is used to support something. It could be used to support a shelf or to hang a pot. It is a great way to change the look of any old shelf or just to enhance a particular area or part of a person’s house; it can be very simple

Decorate Your Fireplace with Oak Corbels

Oak corbels can brighten up a barren and lifeless fireplace. These are functional and decorative pieces of wood that you can install near your fireplace to create design and also improve the functionality of your fireplace. If you put oak corbels in your fireplace, you will be able to create a ledge

How to Polish Wooden Decorative Corbels

If you have decorative corbels made of wood in your home, you will want to keep them polished to show off their beauty. Taking care of this type of wood is the same as caring for any good wood. You may already have all the materials you need around your home. You Will Need Good Wood Polish Soft Cloths

What to Do When Your new Texture Starts Bubbling

Bubbling on a textured-paint application can be fixed.

Exterior Corbels and Brackets

A great way to add a stately look to your home.

Construct A Stone Interior Wall

It can add a striking appearance to any home.

How To Build A Pony Wall

A pony wall is a low wall used to segregate different areas in a room.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition: Part 2

Read Part 2 of our series on building a knee wall partition.

How to Attach Furring Strips to Masonry Walls

Find out more about fastening furring strips to concrete.

Earthquake-Proofing Your Living Room Shelves

Securing living room shelves can save your life if and when a major earthquake hits your area. Fastening big furniture such as shelves and cabinets to walls will prevent them from toppling over or becoming obstructions that can block your escape passages. Moreover, bracing large shelves onto walls will

Working With Metal Studs In Soffit

The use of metal studs to do the framing in carpentry work.

How to Install Metal Corner Bead

Corner bead is usually a slender plastic or metal strip.

How to Cut Metal Studs

They're useful for serious wall projects.

How to Build a Soundproof Partition Wall

A soundproof wall creates a quiet room.

Installing A Sub Wall

Many people now enjoy the feel of a half wall at home.

How to Seal up a Doorway in a Block Wall Part 1

This easy step-by-step guide will help stop moisture damage.

How to Install a Fire Damper

Fire dampers regulate moisture and air entering a fireplace.

How to Frame and Sheetrock a Wall

To remodel a home you may need to frame some walls first.

Estimate the Cost to Soundproof Your Walls

Soundproof walls have a number of uses.

What is a Fire-Rated Wall?

Fire-rated walls are a passive fire protection system.

Soundproofing a Wall over an Existing Wall Part 1

How to make a room soundproof.

How to Repair a Broken Ceiling Track

If you can't bend it back, you might need some sheet metal.

Installing a Nail Plate to Protect Wiring

A nail plate installed in your walls can save you trouble.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 1

A knee wall partition is a spatial division in your home.

What Underlayment to Use for Wall Sheathing

Wall sheathing is the covering on the exterior of the house.

How to Replace Countertop Corbels and Brackets

Countertop corbels and brackets are essentially mechanisms that hold up the countertop, either literally

How to Build a Soundproof Partition Wall Part 1

A partition wall alone will not create a soundproof area.

Adding a Wall Between a Ceiling Joist

Ceiling joists are required construction elements that are necessary in a home. The joist is the beam