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Old 06-02-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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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?

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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.

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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.
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Thanks, I don't have a table saw though.
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Ask a neighbor or a friend with a table saw to cut you what you need.
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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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