Make the "V" more than 3/8" wide. Heck, you can even make it two square cuts 1/2" apart that go in only 3" deep leaving a 1/2" hinge (assuming 2 X 4 studs). Then, knock the notch out with a hammer leaving the "hinge," secure the top of the new stud well from top to the notch, straighten the board and then secure it to the bottom of the original stud. Depending on how drastic the movement is you could have a nail pop on the other side of the straightened wall...so don't be terribly surprised since you're doing construction and cause has an effect you may not have wanted - but can certainly repair given the size of the job you're doing.If I proceed with this method, is there a certain size V i should remove to allow the 5/8" bow to push straight? What I'm saying is, if I just cut a 1/8" sliver, that wont allow enough movement correct? Im assuming the V will need to be pretty wide.
May as well add to the confusion, lol. If you have a jig saw, drill a 3/8ths hole in the stud about an inch from the face and cut through to the back with the jig saw.That was my original idea. People have suggested a reciprocating saw, but it would bottom out. My idea was to sister a new stud and get that stud plum and even with all of the other studs along that wall. Then use the new sister stud as a guide to how much material I would need to remove from the offending stud. I'm a pretty handy guy, but home renovations are new to me and I don't know all of the tricks. I have been in the countertop industry for almost ten years.
Bore a 3/4" hole about 3'-0" up and 3'-0" down right at the edge of the stud. Take hatchet or large chisel and split the bowed area out. Add a stud or just add a straight piece of lumber to the existing stud.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?