the room is 13x16, and consists of the original room (13x8) and an addition (13x8). The original room is all true lumber and had plaster on the walls. The extension is a mix of true lumber and new lumber w/ 1/4" lathing strips tacked on to attempt to make all of the studs on one plane.
the original section is 1/2-5/8" shallower than the new section: the level of the plaster matched up with the studs in the addition, and then they put paneling up...over the bare studs...no wallboard.
so...the plaster is removed, and now i'm wondering: do I take the time to build up the studs to match, or do I restud the walls, placing new studs next to the old ones, sticking out the correct distance to make the studs flush?