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J187 06-02-2006 09:33 AM

Best furring strips?
 
I need some 1/4" furring strips to fur out the studs in my bathroom. All I can find at Home Depot are precut 4' sections that seem almost like balsa wood. What's the best material to use for furring strips and can I avoid having to cut them to the 11/2" width to go over the 2x3 studs?

Darylh 06-02-2006 10:26 AM

Doesn't really matter what the furing srtips are made of because all they are is backing. Your fasteners go into your studs and thats what is important.

redline 06-02-2006 12:01 PM

If you have a table saw then just take a 2x4 and cut the width that you need for the shim. If you need an 8 foot long shim then cut the 2x4 (8 foot long) the full length at the 1/4 thickness. Cheaper to buy one 2x4 and cut it then to buy shims. You can cut custom wide shims this way.

J187 06-02-2006 04:26 PM

Thanks, I don't have a table saw though.

redline 06-03-2006 07:10 AM

Ask a neighbor or a friend with a table saw to cut you what you need.

Darylh 06-03-2006 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J187
Thanks, I don't have a table saw though.

Why don't you mount a skill saw to a piece of 3/4" plwood with a slot cut for the blade then flip it upside down and clamp to some saw horses and then just clamp a piece of 1x4 for a fence. Instant table saw.


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