There's no reason to measure and cut drywall for an exact fit. It'll usually just cause trouble. Jamming in a piece that's too tight will crumble the edge or break out a corner (left). And removing a piece to shave a too-tight edge is messy and time consuming. A loose fit avoids this problem. Cut it to leave about a 1/8-in. gap at edges (right). In fact, when you're hanging the ceiling, keep in mind that 1/2 in. along the perimeter will be covered by drywall on the walls. And the same is…

7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You've Probably Made Before

There's no reason to measure and cut drywall for an exact fit. It'll usually just cause trouble. Jamming in a piece that's too tight will crumble the edge or break out a corner (left). And removing a piece to shave a too-tight edge is messy and time consu

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How to Hang Drywall

Whether you're finishing a basement, repairing a damaged wall, or hanging drywall in a new house, these taping tips will help you make smooth, invisible seams, even at inside corners. Find simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing at http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Wall---Ceiling/Drywall-Taping/tips-for-better-drywall-taping

Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Taping tips that will help you make smooth, invisible seams, even at inside corners. Find simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishes.

Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G over bare framing, drywall or plaster, so it's a great cover-up for an ugly ceiling.

How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling

Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G over bare framing, drywall or plaster, so it's a great cover-up for an ugly c(Diy Bedroom Frame)

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How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged ceiling

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10+ Best Ceiling Texture Types and Technique for Your Home

Wrapping a Drywall Ceiling Beam With Hardwood Flooring - Vrieling Woodworks - Crown Molding Installation, Temecula CA

A drywall ceiling beam is wrapped in distressed hardwood flooring planks for the ultimate transformation.

How to Patch Drywall -- this video walks you through step-by-step how to fix a damaged ceiling and get it looking awesome again. You'll save a ton of money (use it at Pottery Barn instead)!!

How to Patch Drywall -- this video walks you through step-by-step how to fix a damaged ceiling and get it looking awesome again. You& save a ton of money (use it at Pottery Barn instead)!

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15 Fresh Drywall Ceiling Texture Types for your Interior

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15 Fresh Drywall Ceiling Texture Types for your Interior

If you're installing drywall on your own, you'll definitely need to learn how to install drywall corner bead too. Luckily, it's really easy!

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