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I am in the process of remodeling my basement and putting up drywall. I am trying to use the furrings that are in place now but in some areas I need to put up new ones.

The issue I have is the new ones I put up are not flush with the old ones. I am putting up 1 1/2 furrings. But the old ones are larger than the new ones I am installing. I'm guessing they are 1 5/8th.

Does anyone know if that was a common size at one point in time?

Also, any ideas how to make my new furrings to be flush?

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A shim is tapered. Okay, call it a wedge this time.:) Somewhere in the length of that taper is a 1/8" thickness. Typically you can buy shims that go from "0" to 1/4" thick.:) If you need more thickness you can stack more than one shim together.:)
 

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You can also rip the wood to size with a table or circular saw.
Wood, over time, has become dimensionally thinner.
 
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