Drywall 101 - About Us

Drywall 101

Welcome to Drywall 101! This site is dedicated to professional advice on drywall and interior finishing techniques. At times our articles touch on rough carpentry, however, we primarily focus on drywall and things related to drywall installation and finishing.

Interior finishes can make a big impact on the appeal and resale value of a house. If you are planning a project involving new construction, renovation, or simply deciding to upgrade finishes, this site can help you understand what is involved in the various steps of the process. Our goal is to provide you with knowledge that can help you make well-informed decisions.

If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person looking for direction about products, tools, or techniques, this site can help familiarize you with some of these things. If, on the other hand, you plan on hiring a contractor, the information contained on this site will give you confidence in making decisions at the recommendation of your contractor.

Jack of all trades but master of none?

There are countless websites on the internet and many of them discuss construction-related topics. Some have helpful information however all too often, the information about drywall is fairly useless. In our experience, far too many websites attempt to present themselves as the go-to repositories of everything related to construction. They in essence claim to be a ‘Jack of all trades’ but the articles they write prove them to be ‘masters of none’. In other words, masters of no one trade in particular.

We at Drywall 101 do not attempt to provide instruction on every single facet of construction. We know drywall, so we write about drywall. Drywall skills oftentimes bleed over into other things like rough carpentry, drop ceilings, and painting so we may include a few articles along those lines. But we leave flooring to the flooring exerts, roofing to the roofing experts, site work to the site work experts, etc.

Why all the ads?

You will no doubt see various advertisements as you browse this website. Maintaining and serving a website involves ongoing expenses. While the costs related to publishing articles on a website are much lower than doing so in printed form, it still costs money to maintain servers and develop the backend systems needed for a website.

These advertisements help us cover these costs and allow us to publish new content. We are sorry we can't run this website totally ad-free. The only other option would be a subscription-based content website but we have chosen to provide all of our content for free, and simply use advertisements to cover the costs.

We welcome your feedback!

Since you are the reason we publish this website, we want to know what you think. Is there a subject that you would like to see an article specifically address? Did we make a mistake in one of our articles? Is there something you just don't like about the site? It could be the layout, the design, the content, whatever. Please let us know so we can keep improving Drywall 101.

Thank you for visiting and we hope that you find what you are looking for. Of course, we cannot please everyone but we will try to continue improving to give you the best experience possible.


Drywall 101 Founder - TJD