Quick Tip: Using Metal Studs

Easy to work with and impervious to insects and rot, metal studs are superior to wood members in many ways.

If your home improvement project calls for new walls, you might want to consider metal studs. They fit together like an Erector set, and you can fasten them with miniscrews. You can even use metal brackets and plywood to stiffen the walls, which makes hanging cabinets easier. Metal studs are lightweight and fireproof. They won’t warp or split. You don’t have to worry about termites and in some places, they cost less than wooden studs.

For more on walls, consider:

Bob Vila Radio: Metal Studs
How To: Find a Wall Stud
Building a Metal Stud Wall (VIDEO)