Wall Construction

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Working With Metal Studs In Soffit

The use of metal stud work for framing in additions, interior walls, and soffits is becoming more widely

Drywall Construction Techniques

Techniques and tricks used in drywall construction are helpful, especially for beginners or do-it-yourselfers.

Drywall Hanging Tools

Drywall hanging tools are essential for doing the rough work in all of the many kinds of projects that

How to Install a Fire Damper

A fire damper is a mechanism that regulates the moisture and oxygen entering a fireplace. It controls

The Importance of Fire Damper Instructions

Fire dampers are products that are considered as passive fire protection (PFP). They are utilized in

How to Strengthen an Existing Pier Foundation

A house may be at risk to damage if it has an old pier foundation. The foundation is a fulcrum where

What is a Pier Foundation?

A pier foundation is built several feet above the ground. It is supported by pillars and post. This type

How to Frame a Wall for Built-in Bookshelves

Built in bookcases add space to a home but built in bookshelves can also increase its overall value as

Restoring Antique Corbels

Antique corbels have come into fashion in the last couple of years in the field of home decor. Corbels

Installing Cabinet Corbels

Cabinet corbels are home décor items that can be installed to provide support for beams, cornices

Exterior Corbels and Brackets

The use of exterior corbels is a great way to add a stately look to the exterior of your home. They make

How to Build a Stud Wall Part 1

With today’s internet, and many of the locally available home improvement outlets, learning how

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

When you need to put up a block wall to seal up a doorway, this easy step-by-step guide is the guide

Estimate the Cost to Soundproof Your Walls

Soundproof walls have a number of uses to a homeowner. If you like to entertain, play live music and

How to Soundproof a Wall Using Hat Channels Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. To move ahead to Part 2, click here.) The drywall panels used in many

Soundproofing a Wall over an Existing Wall Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. To move ahead to Part 2, click here.) When soundproofing a wall over

How to Attach Furring Strips to Masonry Walls

The most popular way to that homeowners can add drywall to masonry wall is with the use of furring strips.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 1

A knee wall partition is a great way to create a sense of division in a large space or area in your home.

Using a Protector Plate to Protect Wires in Your Walls

One of the most important parts of installing wiring in your home is to include the use of a protector

Framing a Wall: Wood vs Metal Studs

Any homeowner planning to finish his basement or framing a wall in his house, will need information about

How to Build a Soundproof Partition Wall Part 2

In Part 1 of this series of articles on how to build a sound proof partition wall, you learned how to

How to Cut Metal Studs

In building a new wall in your home or basement, and in using metal studs for those walls, you'll need

How to Install Metal Corner Bead

A corner bead is the type of slender plastic or metal edging strip used to cover the outside part of

Pros and Cons of Using Vinyl Adhesive Spray for a Corner Bead

When deciding which type of corner bead to use, you want to consider both the pros and cons. Here are

How to Frame for a Door in Balloon Framing

Balloon framing looks amazing, but can be a hard feat to accomplish, especially if you are new to this

Interior Aluminum Wall Cladding

Interior aluminum wall cladding is another great option to choose from when deciding what to do with

Best Practices for Wall Framing

Wall Framing is regarded as one of the most critical aspects of wall construction. Framed walls are integral

4 Reasons a Wall Stud Might Become Bowed

A wall stud may become bowed in your home due to several reasons. Many involve moisture or dryness in

What to Do When Your new Texture Starts Bubbling

Bubbling on a textured-paint application can take away from its aesthetic appeal in a room. There are

How to Fix Dents and Cracks in Wooden Corbels

Dents and cracks in wooden corbels can make the decorative wooden pieces look less appealing. However,

Things to Avoid When Installing Corbels and Brackets

Corbels and brackets are essentially the same, except that corbels are brackets made from wood. Regular

How to Replace Countertop Corbels and Brackets

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

Tips for Carving Designs into Solid Oak Corbels

Oak corbels are used to accent corners of both the interior and exterior of a home. You can purchase