Thursday, January 04, 2018

Thusday Research

A buddy and I were talking about this earlier.  One of the modern marvels of the internet is YouTube.  You can learn anything that you want to learn on YouTube, and I use it constantly.

For example, I build my last stud wall, maybe ten years ago.  One of the things I always have to think about is framing a stud-wall corner, and I'm going to have to do that on a project in the coming months, so I thought that it would be a good idea to check YouTube and get my bearings.  Sure enough.

I remember all I need to remember now, and I'll just leave taat there so I can find it later.


DaveS said...

I use a modification on the four stud corner. In the "middle" of the three stud sandwich I don't use a full stud, but instead use three pieces of scrap 2x4 cutoffs about a foot long. One at the top, one in the middle and one at the bottom. Saves wood and money and is just as strong.

DaveS said...

And then I watched the video and see that my comment is redundant...(embarassing).

raven said...

Is he in some locale that allows 2x4 exterior framing? I have never seen this "4 stud" method done with a 2x6 wall corner- to stack enough 2x lumber to get a nailer on a 5 1/2" wall corner, , it would take a minimum of four studs (6") leaving a marginal 1/2" nailer. And to get a better nailer, 5 studs.
So the "upgrade" from a three stud corner is a six stud corner.

the other benefit of a three stud corner, outside of economy, is less heat transfer- that solid block of material is un-insulated. With a three stud corner, the insulation can be tucked in.

Pawpaw said...

raven asks: Is he in some locale that allows 2x4 exterior framing?

I live in an area that allows exterior framing to be done with 2X4s. I'd bet that 95% of the houses around here have 2X4 stud walls. The common 2X4 stud wall is probably the most common framing method in the South.

But, it doesn't matter, because my project will he an interior stud wall.

Old NFO said...

Nice little find. :-) And yes, 2x4 is pretty much standard in Texas too!