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xx   WALL

Applying gypsum wallboard to ceilings and walls. How to install it and finish the joints.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 42

Tips for working with drywall in the winter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1980 (v.58#11) pg. 189

Tip: Use mop or wax applicator with sandpaper wrapped around sponge to sand ceiling or seams.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1981 (v.59#1) pg. 118

Tip on using a large spade bit to mix small containers of drywall compound.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 18

Plasterboard pointers. Tips that will make the installation of gypsum board easier, especially if you're working alone.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 18

Renovating a basement. Part 5. Installing the drywall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 57

Do-it-yourself drywall taping.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 37

Installing insulation and drywall. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1988 (v.11#12) pg. 37

An explanation of what causes shadowing on gypsum-wallboard exterior walls with wood or metal frame construction and tips on how to prevent it.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 11

Do-it-yourself drywall. A step-by-step guide to high-quality work.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 73
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1992 (v.15#10) pg. 8

Hinged "T-bar" system lets one person install drywall panels on the ceiling of an unfinished house.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1994 (v.17#8) pg. 10

The art and science of fixing drywall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1995 (v.18#6) pg. 39
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 6

Labor-saving devices for hanging drywall. (1) Rolling cart to move sheets without carrying. (2) Lifting frame for upper wall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 12

One-man panel jack for attaching 8-ft. long sheets of drywall to a ceiling is attached to a side wall during use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 7

Step-by-step instructions for fixing a hole in plaster or drywall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 78

Tips on specialty hardware and techniques that can save 40% on installation and finishing costs of drywall.
COST CUTS Jan 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 6

The professional way to install wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #78 Feb 1964 (v.14#1) pg. 47

Crack patches that last. Two new ways to repair cracks in drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #100 Oct 1967 (v.17#5) pg. 48

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. How to add front and back formers to a Cape Cod house to gain two additional bedrooms and a bath. Part 1. this section shows how a professional contractor framed in the dormers and finished the exterior. The homeowner installed the plumbing, interior partitions, insulation and drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 37

How to repair holes in plaster and plasterboard walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #149 Dec 1973 (v.23#9) pg. 50

How to repair both major and minor damage to plasterboard walls. Covers repair of popped nails, the art of taping joints, repairing small holes and patching large holes with new pieces of plasterboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 24

Tricks to help you install drywall. Nine techniques that are used by professional drywall installers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #182 Jul-Aug 1977 (v.27#5) pg. 22

How to re-nail sheetrock ceilings to get rid of bumps and hollows from improper original nailing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #185 Nov-Dec 1977 (v.27#8) pg. 50

How to repair water damage to walls and ceilings. Covers locating and correcting problems in roofs and patching plaster and drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 62

Tip: Use pointed bolts to precisely locate cutouts in paneling or wallboard for switch or receptical boxes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 108

Tip: How to cut and install a patch for a hole in drywall that will be as strong as the original.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 8

Patch a hole in drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 54

Working with wallboard. How to install and finish wallboard using the professional techniques described here.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #240 Jul-Aug 1983 (v.33#6) pg. 76

Tip: Score and fold drywall to get large sheets through small doorways.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 131

Sure cures for four common wallboard problems. How to patch holes, repair cracks, fix popped nails, and handle corner cracks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 82

Tip: Patch a hole or crack in wallboard by applying wallboard compound over self-adhesive fiberglass tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 104

How to install and finish wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #263 Nov 1985 (v.35#9) pg. 40

Tips on avoiding nail pops in wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 12

How to install trouble-free wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #280 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.37#6) pg. 40

Repairing a hole in wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 45

Tip: Cloth patch for hole in drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 84

Tackling a drywall project. Framing, hanging the drywall, taping and finishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #291 Sep 1988 (v.38#7) pg. 66
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 10

How to tape and topcoat inside corners and horizontal joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 23

Tip for locating electrical outlet openings when installing drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 88

How to patch wallboard (retape a joint, patch a hole).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 76

Use a metal corner instead of a 2x4 nailer for attaching wallboard in a corner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 92

Creating drywall curves. Using flexible corner bead to construct a curved surface (arched-top doorway) covered with drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 42

How to repair a saging drywall ceiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 15

Drywall perfection. A complete course in hanging and finishing drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #317 Apr 1991 (v.41#4) pg. 64

How to build up uneven drywall joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 5

Tip on smoothing drywall seams without sanding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 29

Tips on fitting drywall into corners when walls are crooked.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 11

How to repair a hole in wallboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #326 Mar 1992 (v.42#3) pg. 8

Tip describes how to remove a section of installed drywall neatly for reuse.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 80

How to repair nail pops in drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 12

Making walls flat and smooth. Looks at the makeup of a pre-1950 plaster wall and a modern wall using drywall construction.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 14

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

Tips on applying drywall over a plaster-coated concrete ceiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 10

Tip on using wall cleats to help support a sheet of drywall while you install it on the upper half of the wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 86

Making perfect drywall joints. Everything you need to know.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 54

How to attach your shop vacuum to a standard swivel-head drywall pole sander to help control plaster dust.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 88

Tip on using a paint brush to apply drywall joint compound in tight or odd-shaped corners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 89

Framing around a flat-sill and slanted-sill basement window when installing drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 12

Repairing a drywall crack.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 51

Tips from a professional drywall installer on how to make taping easier and produce smoother finishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 70

Tip shows how to patch a large hole in drywall or plaster using fiberglass mesh drywall tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 97

How to finish an edge where drywall meets brick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 8

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

Dustless drywall sanding. Sealing off the work area for traditional (dusty) sanding and a look at two dustless sanding systems (air-filtered and water-filtered.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 34

How to repair damage to an outside corner of a wall, both corner bead and drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 30

How to make a drywall tape dispenser that applies the mud from a 5-gallon bucket and a dowel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 96

How to fix a hole in drywall using a drywall plug.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 25

Drywall angles and curves. Master these challenging spots with the right products and a few simple techniques.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 43

Drywall butt joints. How to make a recessed butt joint which is easier to conceal than a standard butt joint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #391 Sep 1998 (v.48#8) pg. 16

How pros hang drywall and what they can teach you. Selecting drywall, using a lift, recommended tools, measuring, fastening, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 61

Flatten sagging ceilings. Fix your crooked, cracked and ugly ceiling without messy plaster tear-out by applying wood furing strips to the old ceiling and covering with new drywall panels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 60

Homemade drywall sanding block is padded and comfortable to use and it will reach into corners where others blocks can't.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 111

Tip: Put wet newspapers in the drum of a vacuum cleaner to trap drywall dust.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 4

Drywall. How to hang and finish drywall is described and illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 4

Tip: How to patch holes in plaster or drywall by cutting a plug of drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 10

Tip: How to form a curved wall using 3/8" drywall mounted over 1/8" hardboard.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 12

Tip: How to mark the location of empty electrical outlet boxes when hanging drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 12

Tip: How to eliminate the need for taping the obtuse angles formed by walls and slopped ceilings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 12

Tip on using hat channel and two layers of drywall to form a non-combustible surround for a woodstove.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 8

Veneer plaster. How to achieve the texture of plaster on lath by applying veneer plaster over gypboard.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 72

Tip for locating switch box cutouts when installing drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 12

Tip: Repair holes in drywall with bottle corks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 14

Tip: How to fabricate coved ceilings using drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 4

Tip: Use a short piece of copper tubing for removing drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 14

How to install a drywall patch in a spot that doesn't have any backing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 14

Drywall finishing. One contractor's techniques, using a taping banjo and stilts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 60

Tip: Build this temporary spacer to hold pocket-door strapping in position while drywalling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 22

Tip: Score drywall and fold to carry up stairways.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 22

Prevent mess when mixing drywall joint compound by cutting a slot in the plastic top for the mixing paddle to pass through.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 16

Tip: Reinforce joints in drywall with a batten of drywall backed up with heavy-duty insect screening (to grab and hold the drywall screws).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 14

The airtight drywall approach. A cost-effective system for improving energy efficiency by minimizing transmission of air and moisture through the building envelope.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 62
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 8

How to prevent rust stains (caused by drywall corner bead) from bleeding through paint.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 10

Tip: How to secure a drywall nail which has missed the stud without removing the nail.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 16

Tip: Install kitchen drywall so that all seams will be concealed by upper and lower cabinets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 14

Technique for bending a sheet of drywall into a smooth curve (cove) prior to installation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 24

Tip: Use lightweight 4x8 sheets of rigid foam insulation to make a pattern (template) for complicated drywall sheets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 28

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

Tip on cutting drywall into manageable chunks for removal using a reciprocating saw equipped with a short (1/2") blade.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 30

Tip on re-seating popped drywall nails without damaging either wall or paint. Works about 50%-75% of the time.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 24

Tip: Make a pan for your wide drywall knife from vinyl rain gutter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 24

Tip: Attach an old pair of shoes to empty joint-compound buckets to add 15" to your height. Ideal when working on ceilings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 26

Tip: Use insect screen and spackle to patch holes in drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 26

How to hang drywall on a ceiling by yourself with the help of three deadmen, a couple of cleats and a stepladder.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 26

Modify an ordinary pry bar for use as a drywall "kicker" (a device made especially for lifting a piece of drywall).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 24

Edge trimmer removes a uniform strip from a sheet of drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Drywall detailing. An alternative to wood trim around doors, windows and skylights.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 50
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 30

Scribing method for marking a drywall patch to fit an irregular-shape hole in a plaster wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 28

Tip on using an empty caulking cartridge to apply drywall compound when patching a textured ceiling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 26

Tip on using temporary rotating cleats to facilitate one-man installation of ceiling drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 26

Improvised drywall lift utilizes the movable tail stops from four pipe clamps, four pipes which will reach the ceiling, four pipe flanges, some plywood and wood braces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 26

Installing drywall. How to keep the sheets flat and the seams to a minimum.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 38
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 4

Taping and finishing drywall. How to get smooth walls with minimum sanding.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 72
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 6

Tip on using flexible paper-faced metal drywall bead to bridge an inside corner gap in drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 32

Improved patching technique for a large hole in drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 30

Putting drywall on a ceiling by yourself is made easier by attaching a T-shaped "deadman" support to a sturdy sawhorse.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 30

Tip on using a regular variable-speed drill to drive and set drywall screws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 22

Tip on using sections of steel stud material to facilitate the attachment of drywall to the underside of a spiral staircase.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 24
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 6

Simple wooden hopper for precoating drywall tape with joint compound.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 28

Mechanical drywall tools. This family of specialized taping and finishing tools allows you to do a faster, more precise job.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 86

Grain orientation in sheathing panels (plywood, oriented strand board, gypsum board) and its impact for the building trade.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 36

Invisible ceiling drywall butt joint technique relies on a plywood backing strip that fits between ceiling joists.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 22

Tip on coloring touch-up drywall joint compound so that you don't forget to sand.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 30

Tip on cutting drywall when using a T-square as the knife guide.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 32

Handling big sheets of drywall (up to 16-ft.). Longer sheets mean fewer seams, less taping and simpler finishing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 86

Tips on bending drywall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 128

Tip on avoiding cracks at the peak in drywalled cathedral ceilings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 28

Tip on preserving a partially-full bucket of joint compound.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 30

Repairing drywall. Techniques for fixing everything from popped screws to big holes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 64

Advantages of 5/8" drywall over 1/2" drywall cited.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 22

A self-mudding drywall-tape dispenser is built from scrap wood and a plastic bucket.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 34

Tip on mixing small amounts of setting-type drywall compound inside a "Ziploc" bag.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 36

Repairing water-damaged plasterboard. Photos show how to cut away the damaged area and repair it with a patch. Includes instructions for making a backup panel when the damaged area falls between studs.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 20

How to fix popped drywall nails.
HOME MECHANIX #706 Feb 1987 (v.83) pg. 30

Tip: Use a furing strip to back up drywall when patching a hole in a ceiling.
HOME MECHANIX #720 Apr 1988 (v.84) pg. 10

Tip on installing thin (3/8") drywall over existing paneling.
HOME MECHANIX #765 May 1992 (v.88) pg. 80

A new skin for a plaster ceiling. How to repair a cracked or sagging plaster ceiling by securing the old plaster and then veneer over it with new gypsum wallboard.
HOME MECHANIX #772 Feb 1993 (v.89) pg. 12

Fixing cracks in plaster and drywall.
HOME MECHANIX #791 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.90) pg. 10

Dressing up drywall. Simple ways to make something special out of ordinary wallboard.. (1) Curved walls. (2) Rounded corners. (3) Surface texturing. (4) Layering.
HOME MECHANIX #805 May 1996 (v.92) pg. 34

Tip: How to mark the position of outlet boxes on wallboard.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1985 (v.10#5) pg. 20

Tip on concealing drywall seams.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1987 (v.12#10) pg. 63

Whole-house wall repair. Quick fixes for drywall, plaster, wallpaper and paneling. A companion guide to accompany the PBS television series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 65

"Perfect" patch for holes in drywall.
HOMEOWNER May 1988 (v.13#4) pg. 68

Tip: Remove torn paper before applying joint compound to damaged seams, nail heads, etc.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 60

Tip on keeping drywall compound fresh after the can is opened.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 70

How to make perfect drywall repairs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 92

Basic carpentry. Part 6. Working with gypsum board. How to hang and finish drywall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 79

Sealing joints in wallboard.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #437 Oct 1964 (v.60) pg. 114

Primer on repairing holes in plaster and plasterboard walls and ceilings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 97

ABC's of working with plasterboard.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #534 Nov 1972 (v.68) pg. 122

How to make a tape dispenser for wallboard joint tape. It feeds tape from a roll through a trough of wet compound. Built from 2x4 scraps and sheet metal.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #586 Mar 1977 (v.73) pg. 132

The ABC's of drywall installation. Covers hanging the board, taping, topping, skimming and texturing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #617 Oct 1979 (v.75) pg. 90

How to patch cracks and holes in plaster walls and gypsum-board walls.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #655 Dec 1982 (v.78) pg. 36

Tip: Use a damp sponge instead of sandpaper to smooth between applications of joint compound.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 153

How to patch old fixture holes in plaster or drywall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 26

Drywall for the wet-behind-the-ears. How to hang and finish sheets of gypsum. Includes instructions for building a drywall jack (from 2x4 scraps) which will lift and hold heavy sheets against the ceiling.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #121 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 87

Easy drywall repair. How to patch holes step by step.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 24

Using drywall clips to eliminate the need for nonstructural studs and blocking in wall framing.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1984 (v.5#8) pg. 41

New ways to build. Five construction techniques that save on costs without sacrificing strength and durability. (1) Surface-bonded masonry uses conventional concrete blocks without mortar in the joints. (2) Airtight drywall uses sealants and foam gaskets instead of polyethylene to create an airtight vapor barrier. (3) Truss framing for roof and floor trusses. (4) Permanent wood foundations. (5) Tunnel-form shell concrete.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 34

Tip on how to install drywall so that it simulates the look of old plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1978 (v.6#11) pg. 131

How to repair sections of damaged plaster with drywall.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1983 (v.11#10) pg. 220

A look at the advantages of using a screw gun, an electric-powered screwdriver, to fasten sheetrock.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 6

Tip: Plaster washers allow sheetrock to be screwed in place on a ceiling without tearing its paper covering.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 488

Tip on a way to speed up the taping and finishing procedure on drywall.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.15#3) pg. 16

Tip: Mixture of latex paint and joint compound is applied to interior drywall and plaster walls to hide surface irregularities.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.15#4) pg. 58

Two techniques for one-person installation of ceiling drywall.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.25#6) pg. 18

Tip shows how to make a large sanding pad for finish-sanding plaster repairs and drywall seams.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.26#1) pg. 18

Plaster or drywall. The options available for the home restorer.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.26#5) pg. 43

Remodel with drywall. Part 1. Installation techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.123#4) pg. 162

Remodel with drywall. Part 2. How to fill and tape joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1965 (v.123#5) pg. 154

Tape dispenser makes drywalling easier for the beginner by applying a uniform thickness of joint compound.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 161

Repairing drywall, popped nails, cracks, and holes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 154

Step-by-step diagrams of how to patch cracks in plasterboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 72

How to work with plasterboard. How to estimate needs, hang the board and finish the joints.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 90

Fix large holes in sheetrock or drywall by inserting a triangular shaped plug, then taping the seams and re-painting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 30

Nine easy steps to patching holes in drywall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1979 (v.152#6) pg. 95

Workshop minicourse: How to tape and finish seams and nail dimples in drywall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 104

More about plasterboard. Tips on cutting seams and cutting holes for wiring boxes, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 32

Tip: Use a flexible piece of plastic garden edging as a drywall taping tool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 133

How to hang and finish drywall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 129

How to repair holes in drywall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1989 (v.166#7) pg. 97
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1989 (v.166#9) pg. 5

Tip on selecting, using, and drying plaster, drywall compound or patching compound
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1991 (v.168#9) pg. 70

Installing fiber-based wallboard. A drywall alternative for more plaster-like walls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1993 (v.170#6) pg. 83

How to install wall and ceiling drywall. A step-by-step guide to making a hard job easier.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1995 (v.172#7) pg. 75

How to finish drywall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1995 (v.172#12) pg. 97

Time-proven tips for installing plasterboard.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 120

New developments in gypsum wallboard simplify installation and eliminate joint taping.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 164

Tip: Fill small holes in drywall with a bottle cork before patching.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1982 (v.220#1) pg. 106

How to tape drywall seams like a professional.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1983 (v.222#2) pg. 96

Drywall innovations. What is available in new products that make drywall work easier for the nonprofessional.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1989 (v.235#1) pg. 84

Finishing drywall the way the professionals do.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 74

Technique for patching drywall that works well and doesn't require special tools or equipment.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 78

Triangular-shaped patching technique for drywall.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.3#4) pg. 74

Tip: How to repair damaged paper covering on drywall.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.4#3) pg. 19

Installing gypsum wallboard. How to decide whether to do it yourself or hire a professional.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 14

Curing the chronic crack. How to permanently fix recurring cracks up to 1/16" wide in drywall by using a special fiberglass wall repair tape and ordinary drywall compound.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 42

How to repair holes in wallboard.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 93

Tip: Gypsum wallboard can be installed with screws and exposed joints to create a dramatic decorative effect.
SUNSET Nov 1981 (v.167#5) pg. 177

Three minor gypsum board repairs and how to make them.
SUNSET Mar 1985 (v.174#3) pg. 130

Tip: How to repair a hole in a gypsum board wall.
SUNSET Sep 1987 (v.179#3) pg. 96

How to make a more permanent repair to hairline wall cracks that are caused by settling.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 28
Added Info TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 13

How to repair a damaged corner where drywall meets.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 28

Tip shows a permanent fix for popped drywall nails.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #817 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

How to repair small, medium-size and large holes in drywall.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #820 Nov 1997 (v.93) pg. 76

Repairing damaged wallboard corners by rebuilding with metal corner bead and joint compound.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #826 Jun 1998 (v.94) pg. 66

Making invisible wallboard joints.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1963 (v.19#2) pg. 38

How to apply galvanized metal drywall tape.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1970 (v.26#6) pg. 12

How to tape and fill joints in plasterboard so smoothly that they are invisible.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1973 (v.29#3) pg. 16

Shop tip shows how to make simple tools for smoothing plasterboard.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 55

Working with gypsum wallboard. Basic tools and techniques covered.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 84

Tip: How to cut clean openings in plasterboard for switch boxes, etc.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 11

Plasterboard, the all-purpose material for walls and ceilings. How to install and finish drywall.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 108

Preparing drywall for painting. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 74

How the pros install drywall. Includes plans for a pivoting support which allows one person to position a sheet of drywall against a ceiling.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 20

Tip on cutting and folding drywall panels so they can fit through small openings, but still be opened up to full-size.
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 17

Tip on how to cut a narrow strip of drywall on a table saw.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 16

How to repair a large hole in drywall.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 8
Added Info WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 10

How to repair popped nails in a drywall ceiling finished with sprayed texture.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 8

How to construct a two-step coffered ceiling. Includes instructions for making a T-brace for installing ceiling drywall.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 26

Tip on using wall cleats and large "turn buttons" to assist in holding a sheet of drywall against the ceiling.
WORKBENCH #251 Jan-Feb 1999 (v.55#1) pg. 15