Daily Archives: 9-May-2016

Stud Length Requirements

I usually use 92 5/8" studs when I am building standard 8' tall walls – they sit sit in piles at my nearby lumber yards next to piles of 8' long studs. I recently saw (example) that there are three pre-cut sizes available:

92-5/8" : used for 8' ceiling heights
104-5/8" : used for 9' ceiling heights
116-5/8": used for 10' ceiling heights

In this post, I thought I would take a look at these pre-cut sizes to (1) learn why these values are used, and (2) to decide if any of them would be appropriate for my building activities. Continue reading

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