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Load bearing question


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05-12-13, 07:39 AM   #1  
Load bearing question

Hi, I'm a newb here, and also to diy projects. Don't have ANY experience in carpentry other than a little drywall. My question is, in the attached picture, can I either move or remove any of the studs under the stairs (painted white) ? I'm thinking of building drawers under the stairs but I'm concerned about the studs being load bearing. Looks like they might just be for drywall though???? Thanks for your help,

Mike

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05-12-13, 07:47 AM   #2  
If your talking about what just shows as white lines in the picture, your right there just for drywall.

 
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05-12-13, 09:03 AM   #3  
Release the bottom nails on the stud, if it swings freely from the top, it is not load bearing.

 
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