Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Drywall: Professional Techniques For Great Results By Myron R Ferguson

Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results

Drywall: Professional Techniques For Great Results By Myron R Ferguson

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Product Description

The bestselling book on the market since 1996, Myron Ferguson's "Drywall" has been the reference choice for both seasoned pros and novices. Completely updated with comprehensive information on the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this third edition boasts a new compact and easy-to-use format that demonstrates the processes in step-by-step detail. Ferguson has also added a handy section on sound control and over 100 new photographs. Field-tested and user-friendly, this revised edition is sure to save both time and money.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #11132 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .45" h x 9.24" w x 10.78" l, 1.72 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 218 pages


  • ISBN13: 9781561589555
  • Condition: New
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Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal
Drywalling looks easy, but anyone who has tried it knows that it is physically demanding and that one needs a knowledge of many finishing touches and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure a good job. In this revision of a 1996 title, Ferguson, a drywall hanger with 20 years' experience, shares his hard-won knowledge with readers. The most commonly used drywall techniques are covered step by step, and there are additional sections on various types of drywall, tools, and decorative effects. A great deal of attention is paid to taping and sanding, which are the keys to an attractive job. Libraries owning the original edition should consider this update, as a number of new techniques and products have been developed. Recommended for all public libraries.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author
Myron Ferguson has over 25 years experience hanging drywall. In addition do Drywall, and its companion video, he is the author of numerous articles written for trade journals including Fine Homebuilding magazine, Walls and Ceilings, and Tools of the Trade. He participated in the Journal of Light Construction's Live Construction Training Show as their drywall expert.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful.
5Simply the best drywall book I have found so far...
By A Customer
I've had this book for some time now and have been doing various drywall projects around the house, including crack repair, patches and even replacing a full panel. I found that by following the instructions in this book, and by taking great care to work neatly, all of my repairs are invisible. There is no way I could have done it so well without the help of Mr. Ferguson's book.

I have a handful of drywall books but this one comes out tops and therefore I highly recommend it.

46 of 50 people found the following review helpful.
This book is very comprehensive. I noticed one reviewer said that the book was good for a beginner but lacked information. I disagree. I feel as though the book has plenty of information, except for the use of furring strips when studs or joist do not line up.

All that is done is the furring strip is stapled to the joist which is higher than the other joist, or if only one is lower than the other joist (this refers to joist/beams in the ceiling which are similier to studs in a wall, so if your working on a wall and need to apply this information just pretend that the wall your facing is a ceiling above your head).

For me the book covers more than enough information and I have been drywalling in residential construction. I got this book to help me learn quicker so my first attempts would be high quality. However, this book works great even for one who knows nothing about drywalling.

The last think I have to say about this book is that it does NOT cover insulation. It is only about drywalling and texturing.

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
4Every DIY'er should read this book.
By Jason A. Miller
I purchased this book after having done significant drywall work in my own home. It was a humbling experience as page after page showed me ways I "could" have done the work or ways that I could have made my task easier. Not that my results were bad, but there were a lot of "raised eyebrow" sections of enlightenment - what a good book like this should evoke.

After reading this, you're not going to want to shop at the Home Depot for your stuff as you'll realize that there's quite a depth of products around drywall that the big-box stores don't handle.

On the down-side, as stated by other reviewers here, is the lack of framing prep or correction information - the book assumes you're work site is pretty much ready for the drywaller. Make sure you learn a bit about basic carpentry along with your new drywall skills. Also, the author is a bit dismissive when he discusses plaster. Those in older homes who love their plaster and the inherent advantages it brings may not like the dismissive tone taken about plaster. But if you need to put up drywall (and a scant few of us can plaster a wall from scratch) then it's a great learning resource.

That said, from a DIY'er perspective, I feel this book is a must-read before tackling that first drywall project.



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