10 Uses for Drywall Corner Bead
Stow away scraps of this edging for these surprising household uses
See this L-shaped edging from a new angle with resourceful reuse ideas for remnants.
Cut a piece of corner bead to a few inches long. Fold one side in half lengthwise and trim ½ inch off the other side. Hold the folded edge and use the trimmed "blade" edge to remove sticky residue from decking or other hard surfaces.
Mask off the predrilled holes you don't want to use, hold the bead to the wall, and drill through the holes that are the desired distance apart.
Place a length of bead on your grill's side table, outside corner facing up. Use it to keep messy basting brushes off the table when you're barbecuing.
Reinforce cardboard-box corners by cutting the bead to height and affixing the pieces inside the box with packing tape.
Cut three pieces of bead to a length that's taller than the plant you want to train. Fan the pieces out so that the bottom ends form a triangle; join the tops with a machine screw and nut. Place the assembly over the plant and tie shoots to it.
Place two short lengths of bead on your work surface so that the folded edges are facing up. Rest your item across the pieces before painting it.
Tack a strip of bead to the front edge of your work surface to keep it from getting dinged up.
Cut several pieces of bead to the length of caulk tubes, wine bottles, or other round items that are stored horizontally and can roll out of place easily. Slide the pieces of bead between the tubes or bottles to hold them steady.
Lay a length of bead horizontally on a bulletin board with one edge flush and the other acting as a ledge. Pin the bead in place with thumbtacks, and use the ledge side to hold pens and pencils, photos, or other lightweight items.