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The Complete guide to finishing walls & ceilings : includes by Creative Publishing International

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For large jobs, it’s practical to rent a screwgun; otherwise, use a variable speed 3⁄8" drill and drive the screws carefully. 05 Co: CM3) Text black Job n Scn : Dept 052-093_m3 6/30/06 10:47 AM A Page 59 C B D G E J I H F K M L N Q O P R S Tools for installing wallboard include: plumb bob (A), drywall rasp (B), compass (C), wallboard compass (D), protective masks (E), drill with hole saw (F), drywall router (G), drywall gun (H), utility knife (I), eye protection (J), tape measure (K), wallboard lifter (L), caulk gun (M), pry bar (N), wallboard saw (O), keyhole saw (P), framing square (Q), level (R), wallboard T-square (S).

72 Hanging Standard Wallboard . . . . . . . . . . 74 Hanging Wallboard in Multiple Layers . . . . . . . 84 Hanging Decorative Wallboard Panels . . . . . . . 86 Hanging Wallboard on Curves . . . . . . . . . . 88 Adding Architectural Detail with Wallboard . . . . . 90 Hanging Cementboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05 Co: CM3) Text black 53 052-093_m3 6/30/06 10:47 AM Page 54 Most home centers and lumberyards have ample supplies of common wallboard products and materials in stock.

8 ft. Plan A 12 ft. Standard wallboard is commonly available in widths of 4-ft. and 54-in. (4-ft. , and 16-ft. It’s in your best interest to use the longest wallboard panels you can: it’ll save you a lot of work during the finishing phase. While home centers and lumberyard always have 4-ft. × 8-ft. in stock, they often carry smaller quantities of the other sizes or can special order them. 4 ft. 4 ft. Plan B 4 ft. The trick to planning the optimal wallboard layout is to minimize seams. Seams require joint tape, compound, and sanding, which means the less of them there are, the less work you have ahead of you.

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