Alright, so a few months back, we bought a new house. Downstairs there is an unfinished 1/2 bath. No flooring, no drywall on the ceiling. Just a functional toilet and sink. I'm installing a shower on the back wall and finishing it so it will now be a finished 3/4 bath. I started removing some of the drywall to add cement board and noticed just how bad the walls looked. They were very wavy so i decided to tear out all of the drywall and start from scratch. I furred out the wall on the right so all studs are plum and even with one another. The shower base needs an opening of 54" from stud to stud, which I have. The issue is, the corner stud on the left wall (see picture) is where it needs to be at the bottom (54" from opposing wall) but bows outward near the middle of the stud about 1/2"-5/8" and then returns to the correct dimension at the top. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a solution. I don't think I can get a planer on it since it is in the corner. The best I can come up with is sistering a new stud that will be inline with the other studs along that wall. Then using that new stud as a straight edge/fence to cut just the bowed section of the wall with either a circular saw or a multi-tool. This wall is an exterior wall. Any other ideas?
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