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Drywall (or Gypsum Wallboard (GWB), Sheet rock or Plasterboard)

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Drywall (or Gypsum Wallboard (GWB), Sheet rock or Plasterboard)
- Wall board or gypsum- A manufactured panel made out of gypsum plaster and encased in a thin cardboard. Usually 1/2" thick and 4' x 8' or 4' x 12' in size. The panels are nailed or screwed onto the framing and the joints are taped and covered with a 'joint compound'. 'Green board' type drywall has a greater resistance to moisture than regular (white) plasterboard and is used in bathrooms and other "wet areas".