Tips for framing interior walls include maintaining proper spacing between studs, conserving space by using two-by-four studs and plates, using lighter headers over doors and making adjustments for adjacent walls that ar... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Build a curved interior wall by building a curved framework and bending flexible material around it. The framework requires curved ceiling and floor plates, which carpenters often cut from plywood and stack to a 1 1/2-in... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To install paneling, allow the paneling to acclimate to the home's climate for 24 to 48 hours, and install 1/2-inch furring strips cut that are 11 inches wide. Cut the panels 1/4 inch shorter than the existing wall, and ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

Building a 10-foot by 12-foot shed requires several different types of wood in different cuts and quantities, including pieces for studs, joists, headers and trim pieces, among others. Follow the material list on the pla... More »

Tips for measuring space for new countertops include measuring from the back wall and adding three-fourths of an inch to the final measurement to account for overhangs. An extra inch that can later be trimmed off should ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Although metal framing studs are available in many different sizes, there are five sizes that are most commonly used: 1 5/8 inches, 2 1/2 inches, 3 5/8 inches, 4 inches and 6 inches. Of these five sizes, 3 5/8 inches is ... More »

Attaching wood trim to metal studs isn't the easiest task, as baseboards and other trim cannot be nailed to metal framing. Attaching wood trim to metal studs requires trim screws, a drill, a drill bit, wood filler, sandp... More »