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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton; Third edition (1 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561589551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561589555
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.1 x 27.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 602,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"DURING THE 1940's and 1950s, prefabricated drywall panels gradually replaced plaster as the material of choice for finishing interior walls and ceilings." Read the first page
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By t a moore on 13 Jan. 2006
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This book thoroughly covers the subject and now introduces the latest automated taping equipment available. Whilst this is an American publication all the Drywall application in the UK uses American/Canadian equipment and even tapes. Great finishes are possible with the simplest of equipment though and it should be borne in mind that the end result is dependent on the quality of the original boarding/sheeting job. It is entirely possible and indeed desireable that the finish matches that of the plasterer, provided the speed at reaching that finish is greater then the decision to use this technique has been justified. Still trying to catch on in the UK this book will thoroughly convert any Drywall sceptics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bunzena on 7 Sept. 2009
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I'm a moderately competent DIYer - who has managed to get through life without getting directly involved with plasterboard and 'drywall'.

Bought this book as we moved to a house built using drywall - and wanted to know how it 'works'.

Although written by an American writer - everything is clear and simply explained.

In fact I found the book strangely addictive - and very informative.

Sections on different types of drywall, their applications and the best techniques to use.

Takes the fear out of using drywall for novices - but also helps understand what a professional is doing - if you choose to 'get someone in' to do the job.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ambercat on 8 Aug. 2010
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I found this book very informative: well laid out with lots of helpful tips to achieve a professional finish. I dip into it for advice as and when I need to as everything is well laid out for referencing, although it also would be an interesting read for anyone wanting a comprehensive overview. Well worth the money.
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I found this book fairly useful for understanding the basic principals of drywalling like the Americans do it. I used this to find out how to board and joint fill a ceiling... after this I went on a 2 day plastering course and skimmed my other ceilings. I would say, from experience that I found it easier and quicker to skim than to joint, it's all the sanding and then here in the UK we don't have much choice in products for jointing and finally painting is much easier over a skim as I got really bad photographing on the jointed ceiling - which again is probably because here in the UK our primer paints aren't usually used on jointed surfaces.
The book itself is a good resource, but as usual it's no where near as useful as someone showing you how to do it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NeilNorton on 29 Dec. 2010
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Read it, read it then read it again before you start. This was a godsend for learning how to get a smooth join in tapered plasterboard.He's also online but allow yourself 10 x as long as he does it!!
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