Wall Construction

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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 Create a Doorway in a Stud Wall Part 1

A stud wall is a non-load bearing wall (meaning that it doesn’t support the ceiling) which is usually

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.

How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 3

In the last section of this series on how to build a knee wall partition, you learned how to place the

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

Anchoring a Partition Wall: Parallel to Joists

A partition wall can be used to create a divider in a large room. Doing so isn’t difficult it just

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

Making Your Own Curtain Wall Partition

A wall partition is often one of the most feasible and inexpensive solutions to creating separate spaces

How to Install Vinyl Corner Bead

Installing the vinyl corner bead is one of the simplest steps when it comes to the drywall process. While

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

How to Clean and Maintain Your Drywall Tools

Knowing how to properly clean your drywall tools of messy caked-on joint compound can extend the life

3 Things to Know Before Shopping for Drywall Tools

There are a variety of different types of drywall tools that are available. Some of these tools are specialized,

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

Building a Wall 1 - Introduction

Most Common Mistakes: Not checking to see if the slab foundation is square. Using badly bowed

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

How to Repair a Broken Ceiling Track

If you have a drop ceiling, you will no doubt have a time where you must repair the metal ceiling track.