Framing Question


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Old 10-10-02, 09:50 AM
johnnyk3
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Framing Question

Measured ceiling joist to floor in my basement. Length is 8' 4". 2X4's are normally cut at 8', 10, 12, etc. for studding. Adding the bottom & top plates which total 3", I have a 1" gap to fill. Would this be the preferred way? Then how?

Or do I just buy 10' studs and cut each to size? Not preferred if I can make up 1". Sorry, this may be an easy one for the pro's but I'm a beginner.

Welcome any/all suggestions. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-10-02, 02:11 PM
Hollywood
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Unless you had some 1/2" plywood laying around that you could rip to size.
and place one rip at the top and on at the bottom and then fit your stud's.

If I were doing it I would get the Proper length stud's and do it the right way.
 
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Old 10-13-02, 08:05 AM
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Thanks Hollywood,

What about furring strips as a filler? They are about a half inch deep and the width is adequate.
 
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Old 10-13-02, 08:20 AM
Hollywood
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I wouldn't use furring strips you want to keep it the width as your stud 1 piece.

is this just a deco wall that you are putting up?
 
 

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