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

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    Sand finished wallboard without creating a cloud.

  • Successful Sound Control

    Two researchers dampened the noise from an industrial wood shop next to an office. Here are the details they used.

  • Products

    Compact excavators, hole saws with stamina, an easy-open utility knife, acrylic block windows, a drywall suspension system for domes, high-capacity toolbags, PVC railings, more

  • Letters

    Preventing cracks in wide cedar shingles; full-scale wall layout suggestions; bathroom GFCI code; preventing sags in ceilings drywall; more

  • Products

    Recycled underlayment; guard against tannin bleeding; stronger lattice; composite fencing; jamb extensions; more

  • Letters

    Drywall codes; back-priming discussion; CAD for Macs; sizing I-joists for clear spans; safety reminder; more

  • Reducing Drywall Callbacks

    A drywall contractor explains the techniques and materials he uses to prevent nail pops and visible seams.

  • Skim-Coat Plaster

    A thin coat of plaster over gypsum blueboard provides the hard, durable, hand-troweled finish of traditional plaster at a reasonable cost. A Connecticut plasterer and finish carpenter describes the proper tools, materials, and techniques.