Hanging drywall is one of the more unpleasant and tedious construction jobs, one that is hated even by the most experienced construction professionals. It is simple enough in process but difficult in execution. Black & Decker Working with Drywall: Hanging & Finishing Drywall the Professional Way
, is one of the essential resources
that give DIY handymen the instruction that is necessary to pull it off. This is one of those jobs that due to its simplicity may seem, at first glance, to be easy to handle. It is not. In fact, it is usually not a one-man job as gypsum boards are heavy and awkward to maneuver into place. On the other hand, as the book points out, it should not be one that intimidates the home improver, either. Once they get the basic principles down, the homeowner should be able hang drywall competently and reasonably quickly.
The book covers the essential pieces of knowledge that the person working with drywall will need, beginning with the tools and then the fasteners and adhesives. The seams will need joint tape and knowledge in how to apply it. The reader will learn all of these secrets.
Actually hanging the drywall will require a layout plan and the book provides help on how to come up with one of those as well. The goal of these layout plans is to keep seams to a minimum as they require work in the form to applying joint tape as well as sanding. The more seams there are, the more work there is and thus the more time spent on the job, therefore readers will want to pay careful attention to this part.