How to Install Drywall: A Guide for Beginners

Learn the basics of drywalling, with help from step-by-step diagrams, instructions for building a homemade drywall jack, and tips on tools and supplies, sizing, and edging.

This jack was meant to be made quickly from random 2 × 4 scraps and such common hardware as door hinges, pulleys, and plumbing parts. The tool is compact (28" wide by 30" long by 65" tall), but it telescopes upward to a full 8 1/2' height.