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Old 07-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Best type of wood for studs?


I did not realize that studs came in different types of woods. Any suggestion on the type to use for a basement remodeling?

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Old 07-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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You don't give your location. The types of wood studs available depends on your geographical area. Personally I've become a fan of metal studs.

http://www.thumbandhammer.com/diy/framing.html

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Depending on your location, your studs will probably be "stud" grade SPF (spruce/pine/fir) or southern yellow pine. You can get nicer grades than stud such as #2 or standard and better but you're not going to get straighter studs with higher grades, just less knots and wane. Hope for SPF and avoid SYP like the plague...Awful stuff to work with.
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Im in NJ. I was thinking about using metal studs but I was told that puting molding/chair rail will be a PITA. Any thoughts? Ive read on here that the price difference is not that big.
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Moldings & rails should not be a problem with self drilling trim screws.
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Like Bob said, metal studs are fine if you don't mind using trim screws in your moulding. Personally I started out my career framing so I prefer wood, but do use metal on rare occasion. Metal makes things rather challenging for the average DIYer if you ask me.

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