10:01AM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 11/30/03
9 lifetime posts
my wife and I just bought a 100+ y/o house. I'm redoing the master bedroom and have found some crazy framing:
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 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?

any help?


05:11PM | 12/05/03
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
Klokwork, providing that you have the room to sister new ones in, I would do that. The cost is a bit higher but you'll get it done a lot quicker. I have done it both ways and have found that working with new lumber makes the job go a lot quicker.


05:07PM | 12/06/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Sistering alongside also makes it easiewr to re-plumb the walls if the old is not right.
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