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Old 07-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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is it OK if studs do not meet in the very corner ?


i am doing some hard-to-reach framing and have some corners where studs will not meet in the very corner. i was wondering if that is okay ? please see the illustration.
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No it isn't.

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It will be fine...but only if you like the ends of your drywall to be "moveable". You need the corner studs to support your drywall ends.

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i am doing some hard-to-reach framing and have some corners where studs will not meet in the very corner. i was wondering if that is okay ? please see the illustration.
If you know #1 is right, why would you think #2 is okay when it has no nailers for sheetrock??? Are you trying to save on studs?
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what if it is only 2-3 inches away. drywall is not bendable within that range. it would have to be a couple of feet at least.

why do it this way ? ad hoc construction, i guess. everything else turned okay. i guess i can still fit studs to meet at corners but it would not be possible to reach with my best buddy Makita. may have to manually nail it.
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why do it this way ? ad hoc construction, i guess. everything else turned okay. i guess i can still fit studs to meet at corners but it would not be possible to reach with my best buddy Makita. may have to manually nail it.
What's, "ad hoc construction"?

Who's your buddy Makita? Is he a screw gun? What's wrong with nailing by hand?
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ad hoc means i did not draw a plan, instead relied on on-the-fly assessment. worked well for the most part. who wants to plan to position of every stud. it is a delicate spot that required efficient use of space (bathroom) and dipsy-doodling around some pipes etc. extreme framing ...

Makita = framing nailer. why not manually - ahh ... laziness. i guess i will do it.
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If you don't want to do it correctly, why do it at all.
Ad hoc be damned, whoever he is!
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You need studs at each side of the corner. No ifs, ands, or buts.
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You need studs at each side of the corner. No ifs, ands, or buts.
correct. You will be spackling that corner every year. DOES IT PAY.
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NO, NOT,NYET,NINE,NON
Just build your corners before you stand the studs, just like a normal corner, or partition block. Make a "L" corner so you have 3 1/2 on flat going into corner.
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so the rule of thumb that i just learned is BUILD CORNER STUDS BEFORE WHAT GOES IN B/WEEN. is that a sound lesson ?
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Yes,right,sure,absafrakenlutely, always and ever imho
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thank you all !
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Amakarevic: Please understand nobody is hollering at ya
Now Lets fix this puppy,How far away from the corner is each space?
Let me try that in English, from each stud how far do we have to close in?

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