I am framing my non-structural basement walls with 2x4s. The laundry room presents a challenge in that there's a 4" dryer duct that needs to be enclosed.
I see two options: (a) frame this particular section with 2x6s or (b) frame this particular section with 2x4s but leave enough of a gap between the plates and exterior wall to accommodate the 4" dryer duct.
however you decide to do it, keep in mind you will need to vacuum out the duct on a regular basis to keep it clean of lint buildup so you dont have a fire...I would stick with 4 inch ridged steel pipe behind any walls...
What type of dryer? How is it run? I think pics would help. I had a similar dilemma and just skipped the whole problem by getting a stackable washer/dryer and running the vent through the ceiling. Won't necessarily work for you, but seeing it might give some different ideas.
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