Building a stool wall (partition)

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Old 03-11-04, 05:46 PM
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Building a stool wall (partition)

i am currently trying to build a stool wall partion out of plasterboard and wood

although i am unsure on how big the spacing shouold be between each length of vertical timber (in the stool wall)
and what size timber should i use, i have been told to use 2"x4" but this seems quite heavy considering the wall i requre is 9 feet in length

there will also be a door required in the wall but no window and it is not going to be supporting anything above it

mark in the united kingdom
 
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Old 03-12-04, 02:44 PM
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Here in the U.S. most all partitians are made out of 2x4's and spaced 16" center to center. The actually measurement of a 2x4 is 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".
 
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Old 03-12-04, 05:51 PM
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so you have 3 joists per board, what sized joists areused though 2 inches x 2inches
 
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Old 03-14-04, 06:48 AM
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As Coops said here in the USA, framing standards would require a stud every 16" o/c. So for a 9' long wall you would use a total of 9 studs, (2"x4"s) We normally build the walls laying down & then simply stand it up into place, check for plumb & square & then anchor into place.

Hope that helps out. Good luck.
 
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Old 03-14-04, 08:08 AM
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i understand that much but the 9 wood studs what dimentions are they are they pieces of 2inches by 4 inches or 2inches by 2 inches??

please look at picture as it describes what i want to do alot better
 
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trying again to attach file
 
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Old 03-14-04, 08:20 AM
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hosting it here instead: Click here
 
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Old 03-14-04, 08:40 AM
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Mark,

I would use what are referred to here in the US as 2"x4"s, actual dimensions of the individual pieces are 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" as coops posted earlier. You would subtract 3" from your 6.6' and cut your studs all at that length.

So a 9.33 ft x 6.6 ft equals a wall, 112" long by 79-1/4" tall. If this is correct your wall studs should all be cut at 76-1/4"

Hope that's the info you're looking for.
 
 

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