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There's a better book. . .
on February 11, 2010
I bought this book based on the reviews that I've read on here. I tried finding a copy at the local book store so I could flip through it before buying but no one in town carried the book.
I agree with the one other reviewer that the book is absolutely hard to read because the text in each section is cut up. I find myself flipping back and forth due to the horrible organization in this book. In addition, there is also some lack of visual information to accompany the text which makes reading it even harder. For example, on page 79 which covers the "Floating Corners Technique", the author failed to provide a graphic for the ceiling fastener placement and instead just showed the wall fastener placement. He only wrote about the ceiling fastener placement in text. It would have been a lot more convenient to just provide a graphic on the fastener placement spacing in a graphical manner.
Don't get me wrong, there are good information in this book, however the presentation of the information is horrible. There's a better book out there which I read a little online through Google: [...]. It's called Ultimate Guide to Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging and Finishing. ISBN #1580112706. There are some missing pages in the online version.
Well this Ferguson book will probably collect dust on my shelf now while I'm off to purchase the other book mentioned above. Supposed I should have just purchased the other book strictly just based on its title (Ultimate Guide to Drywall) and not expect this Ferguson book to be the ultimate reference for drywall techniques.
Good luck to the rest of you!