How to Fixed a Bowed Wall Stud How to Fixed a Bowed Wall Stud

What You'll Need
Wood and Wood Shims

If you happen to have a bent or bowed wall stud in your project area, you may find it difficult to proceed because of its uneven nature. If you are building a drywall, you may not be able to properly put it up since there will be a space between the stud and the drywall.

Step 1: Prepping the Wall Studs

Once you’ve determined which studs are bowed, use a saw and cut about halfway through the bent portion at a 45-degree angle. Do not cut the wall stud entirely; otherwise, you will have to replace it.

Step 2: Straightening the Wall Stud

Once you’ve made the cut, pull that portion of the stud to straighten it out. You will now be able to manipulate the wood because of the partial cut. When you have the stud straightened, place some wood shims in the gap of the cut to keep the stud in place.

Step 3: Fortification

With the wall stud straightened out, and the wood shims in place, fortify the repaired portion by placing a piece of wood to over the cut portion and nail it in place. This will hold the bowed wall stud in its new position and keep it from shifting.

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