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Wallboard & Drywall

  • Feds Find Chinese Drywall Health Risk

    A Centers for Disease Control report says that sulfur emissions from defective Chinese-made drywall could indeed cause respiratory symptoms.

     
  • Video Series - High Tech Drywall

    In this seven-part video series, JLC contributor and JLC Live presenter, Myron Ferguson, introduces the latest types of drywall and demonstrates some tips and tricks for working with them.

     
  • Armstrong QuikStix Drywall Grid System

    Armstrong’s QuikStix pre-engineered drywall grid system uses two types of studs. The company claims the system cuts framing time in half.

     
  • DBC Drywall Bridging Connector

    Can be installed with a single screw and is compatible with conventional and proprietary drywall studs.

     
  • Take the Misery out of Drywall Sanding

    Sometimes evolution is slow, but right at the end takes a big leap. Drywall sanding is one of those fortunate beneficiaries of the "finally!" phenomenon.

     
  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

     
  • Wiring and Drywall

    Andy Hannan explains how to make sure that wire ends up where it’s supposed to be after drywall installation.

     
  • Level-5 Drywall Finish vs. Veneer Plaster

    Myron Ferguson explains the difference between a Level 5 finish and a plaster skim coat.

     
  • Bosch Dimpler Drywall Driver

    The Dimpler works with your existing corded or cordless drill, giving you most of the benefits of a dedicated screw gun at a fraction of the cost.

     
  • Using a variety of toolssome standard, others improviseddrywall contractor Bernie Mitchell works magic with mud.

    Mud Michelangelo

    Bernie Mitchell has spent the past 20 years developing and refining a method of creating remarkably lifelike relief sculptures in drywall mud, many of which ornament the walls of area vacation homes.

     
 
 
 
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