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2x3 or 2x4s?


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02-10-09, 08:52 PM   #1  
2x3 or 2x4s?

Im framing a block wall 8' long, I need to hang some kitchen cabinets. Are 2x3 studs
16cntrs enough or do I need 2x4s
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02-11-09, 03:31 AM   #2  
Why would you even consider 2x3's? You're not saving anything on cost or labor and your wall won't be nearly as stiff.

 
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02-11-09, 03:42 AM   #3  
I agree with Craig, 2x4's for studs and 2x6 backer bracing so you don't have to find the studs to hang the cabinets from. Place the 2x6's between the studs across the top. The bracing is for convenience, but you'll thank us later.

 
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02-11-09, 08:17 PM   #4  
Thanks for replies,I was traying to save 1'' of space in a very small kitchen......

 
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02-16-09, 02:57 AM   #5  
Umm i disagree with both responses you recived. He's just furring out a wall, not building a structual marvel. Use 1 5/8 steel stud and save 2 inches. Put U bar in the middle to make it ridged, and ply wood backup to hang you cabinets on.

2" is a big deal in a small kitchen.

If i misinterperated the OP 2x3 is not a structual material(at least it isnt where i am) 2x4 is the minimum for any load bearing wall/member.

 
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02-16-09, 04:05 AM   #6  
The OP said he was "framing" not "furring", so I guess that is what dictated our responses. Whatever you put in front of a block had better be structural in order to keep unnecessary holes in a normally non leaking block wall from happening.

 
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02-16-09, 04:12 AM   #7  
Posted By: chandler The OP said he was "framing" not "furring", so I guess that is what dictated our responses. Whatever you put in front of a block had better be structural in order to keep unnecessary holes in a normally non leaking block wall from happening.
Cmon chandler dont get defensive. Obviously any one asking a question here wouldnt know the diference. Also, good morning.
I think hes' strapping an existing 8' section of block wall. This is why pictures are good.

 
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