One thing that hasn’t changed much over the years in building is drywall, which comes in 4’x8’ and 4’x12’ sheets, as well as 54” wide panels.

Since the ceilings at The Kuppersmith Project are a little more than 8’ high, we’ll hang the walls horizontally using a 54” and 48” piece. Because the sheets are so heavy, the real challenge is picking the drywall up and hanging it over your head on the ceiling.

That’s no longer a problem, thanks to UltraLight Sheetrock® from USG Corporation, which is 30% lighter than standard drywall. I really have to hand it to USG, they’ve made hanging drywall a whole lot easier.

Since it’s 30% lighter, do you think the drywall hangers will knock 30% the cost of hanging it? I don’t think so.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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