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Old 10-18-2005, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question Drywall DIY book recommendations?

I'm doing a little drywall install project in conjunction with my kerdi shower install (around 100 sq ft of drywall). I've never done drywall before. Can someone recommend a good book for a do-it-yourselfer?


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Believe it or not......

Both HD and Lowes have a selection wich ain't too bad, and the book prices are reasonable. Lots of pretty pics and no two dollar words.... about right fer me :--)
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hi Rick,

I have this Myron Ferguson video - it is pretty good:


There are also some companion books.

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:30 AM   #4
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Ferguson also has a companion book with that video. At Amazon
Best book on hanging wall board I've seen. He has some great tips in there that can turn your "taping life" around.
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Good free information...

When I drywalled my bathroom (not in the shower), I referred to this website:


It's a step-by-step description of a process that turns out good results without making any one step too difficult. I followed this for taping and mudding my walls and ceiling and was pretty proud of myself afterward. The guy breaks it down into many more steps that pro's use, but it makes it into a manageable process for a diy'er. After you've followed it a little bit, you can find your own ways to combine steps and save time. I did.

Just a fair warning: prepare to be frustrated with the first few pieces of tape on inside corners, but after a few you will get the hang of it.

After doing a whole room, I wouldn't say I'm great at it, but I'm confident that with a little patience, I could drywall any room in my house and get acceptable results.
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