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WALL
sa   DRYWALL
sa   RETAINING WALL
sa   ROOM DIVIDER
sa   WALLCOVERING
sa   WALLCOVERING REMOVAL
x   PARTITION
xx   HOUSE

Photo shows how rotating panels made from hollow-core doors are used to replace a wall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 53

Photo shows how to build a wall of doors using tension poles, metal U channels and hollow-core doors. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 42

How to transform a blank wall by adding a grid of 1x4s. One section frames a scenic mural.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 190, 198

Create more living space by removing a wall to make one large room from two smaller ones.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1982 (v.5#6) pg. 16

Tips on designing a false brick wall incorporating arches. The wall is used to conceal indirect fluorescent lights.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 12

Painless partitions. A collection of tips for easy construction of interior walls.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1989 (v.12#10) pg. 39
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1989 (v.12#12) pg. 7

Advice on locating all bearing walls in a house.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 6

Doors, walls and room dividers from decorative perforated hardboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #121 Nov 1970 (v.20#8) pg. 48

Wall and ceiling repairs made easy. How to fix cracks, chips and separations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #123 Jan 1971 (v.21#1) pg. 52

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 3. (1) Wall framing, (2) roofing the addition, (3) cutting the access door, and (4) sheathing the outside.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 44

How to insulate exterior walls, lay underlayment for floor tile, frame wall partitions, install electrical wiring and plasterboard in a major second story addition.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 34

How to spot a load bearing wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 72

Four ways to repair or hide damaged walls and ceilings. (1) Lower ceiling, (2) cover with wallboard, (3) cover with brick & stone, (4) patch and shear-coat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #232 Oct 1982 (v.32#8) pg. 48

How to move or remove walls of a house. How to determine bearing walls. How to fill in unnecessary doorways.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #253 Nov 1984 (v.34#9) pg. 26

How to locate the wood studs in your wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 76

How to make old walls look new. Apply these face-lift remedies to conceal, protect, and improve cracked, aging walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #281 Sep 1987 (v.37#7) pg. 80

How to build a partition wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 48
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 10

How to remove a load-bearing wall and install a header beam to take up the load.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 46

An explanation of load-bearing walls and how to identify one.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 30

How to remove a wall. A guide to the five key steps for removing both load bearing and non-bearing walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #340 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.43#7) pg. 62

Rough walls. How to repair four wall and ceiling problems. (1) Bad drywall joint. (2) Unwanted ceiling texture. (3) Badly cracked walls. (4) Covering sand texture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 56

The basics of laying out wall studs to fit 8-ft. long drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 12

How to frame and drywall a curved interior wall with a 90-degree arc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 62

Three methods for building a stable half-wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 12

Removing an interior wall. Part 1. How to identify a bearing wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #397 Apr 1999 (v.49#4) pg. 107

Removing an interior wall. Part 2. How to determine what's inside (wiring, plumbing, etc.).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 94

Tip on installing a two-piece header into an existing wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 26

Another method for stick framing a 45-degree corner that needs drywall backing. Requires only a single pass on a table saw to rip the filler pieces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 30

Installing a long-span header. How to open up an existing bearing wall by installing a steel-reinforced header.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 75
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 6

Tip on reinforcing a short wing wall to stand the stress of people leaning on the wall while talking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 34

Simple curved corners in walls are made from bending plywood and then spackled, taped, skim-coated and painted exactly like drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 62

Making quick and easy panels in walls for accessing hidden plumbing or electrical systems. Cut a panel directly out of the drywall or wood walls and trim with molding to match the rest of the house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 18
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 24

How to frame a wall. Includes information on anchoring a wall to a non-nailable floor. How to frame a door opening.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 31

How to frame walls.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 35

How to construct a curved wall (room divider) from studding, plywood and drywall.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 40

Removing a bearing wall. Included in an article on remodeling a bedroom.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 43

Shapely walls. Design ideas for reshaping flat walls to change the character of a room.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 64

Movable walls. How to improve your floorplan by taking down old walls and putting up new ones. Covers both load-bearing walls and partitions.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#6) pg. 36

Indoor architecture. Using arches, curves, columns and other architectural elements to add style and interest to a wall or doorway.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1990 (v.15#10) pg. 28

Installing a wooden block behind a plaster wall to provide support for screw or nail. A small hole in the wall, a string on the block, and some glue provide the means of attaching the block inside the wall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 115

How to remove a supporting wall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 57

Photos and sketches show how interior walls were changed to create a "great room".
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 39

Photos and sketches show how a small house was opened up by removing a wall and by building in carpet-covered seating.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 50

Partitions. How to remove them without damaging your home. How to determine which walls are load-bearing. How to remove a non-load-bearing wall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 73

Basic carpentry. Part 5. Partitions. How to build a partition to divide a large room into two or more smaller rooms.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 78

A short course in engineering. Part 1. A look at house structural systems involving walls and columns.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 67

How to repair really serious holes in interior walls.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #612 May 1979 (v.75) pg. 66

How to remove a load-bearing wall. Complete description of the demolition/reconstruction procedure.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #616 Sep 1979 (v.75) pg. 62

Movable walls let you change houses without moving. The floor plan of this award-winning compact house can be rearranged to meet various needs. Includes instructions on building your own moveable wall modules.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 24

How to remove a wall. Explains how to differentiate load-bearing and non-bearing walls, make a working support framework, construct a header and install it.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #108 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 102

Loosening up a stiff old house. Emphasis is on removing walls and rearranging interior space.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 64

Rules for removing interior walls.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 71

How to find, remove and support load-bearing walls.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#9) pg. 64

How to catalogue your house's "secret passages", the voids and tunnels inside the walls of an old house that extend through floors and simplify the stringing of wire and pipe. Includes tip on how to replace an old register with an electric outlet.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1974 (v.2#1) pg. 1
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1974 (v.2#2) pg. 2

Tip on repairing holes in walls left by doorknobs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 72

How to tell if a wall is a load-bearing wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 134

Install decorative fiberglass panels in non-load-bearing walls for added light and effect.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 112

How to frame a basement partition.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 140

How to remove a bearing wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 146

How to install a flat archway. How to remove a doorway and section of wall and replace it with a wider archway.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1986 (v.163#2) pg. 117

How to locate framing studs inside a wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1988 (v.165#9) pg. 109

Houses without entrance halls can be made more livable by erecting partitions and dividers to separate the front door from the living room. Several ideas are shown.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1966 (v.188#2) pg. 154

A look at steel-stud framing. Sears-Roebuck kit gives you everything you need to frame an 8-ft. long non-load bearing wall for $26. Photos illustrate installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 132

How to build interior partitions with metal framing channels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1979 (v.215#3) pg. 129

Open up your kitchen. Photos illustrate several "open" kitchen plans. Includes information on how to recognize a load-bearing wall before removing walls to create the open kitchen look.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1980 (v.217#6) pg. 116

Build extra living space within your present walls. Part 1. Techniques include a curved wall, a partition of windows, and an ultra-thin deck.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1983 (v.222#2) pg. 90

How to remove all or part of a non-bearing partition wall.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 43

The foam-filled wall. What is available in pre-formed wall-construction systems that use panels filled with expanded polystyrene.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 70
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 16

Curved walls. Four design ideas on using curved walls to make transitions between rooms flow smoothly. (1) Serpentine balcony. (2) Curved glass brick wall that ranges in height from 3 to 6 feet. Rows of blocks are sandwiched between curved pieces of wood. (3) Curving bedroom entry wall. (4) Curved steps. A second article describes how to frame, install drywall and finish a curved wall.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.4#8) pg. 26

Disappearing walls. How to utilize overhead garage doors with glass inserts as roll-up walls.
SUNSET Nov 1981 (v.167#5) pg. 108

Tip on building simulated adobe-style interior walls with ordinary studs and gypsum board.
SUNSET Jan 1990 (v.184#1) pg. 88

Wall surfaces that let kids express themselves. A look at melamine whiteboard, cork, scrubbable paint, chalkboard and glass.
SUNSET Jan 1995 (v.194#1) pg. 78

Cutting in. Advice from a pro on how to cut open a wall without any unpleasant surprises.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 52

Two special wall treatments to create. (1) How to cover a wall with tongue-and-groove spruce on a diagonal. (2) How to build a semicircular wall to run off the end of an existing wall.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 20 1979 (v.42#6) pg. 96, 110

How to enlarge a room. Includes removal of a wall and construction of a closet.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 42

How to replace a load-bearing wall with a walk-through wall of 4x4s on 32" centers.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 17