Sistering 2x4's on Frame
Follow-up question on my garage conversion project.
I am converting my garage into a family room. Existing garage has a 2x4 frame. Existing foundation sticks out several inches further than existing frame. Wife doesn't want a shelf or ledge on a particular side. She wants the drywall to run continuous floor to ceiling.
To make up this distance between the existing frame and the foundation, I I want to "sister" a 2x4 onto the existing 2x4 stud, thus making a 2x8.
What is the correct method for "sistering" 2x4's together like this? How would I nail them together?
If I sister a 2x6 next to the existing 2x4 frame (nailing into the 2" overlap), then won't my 16"OC be messed up?
Last edited by wrldruler; 08-24-2008 at 07:32 PM.