Building Interior Walls using Metal Studs


We’ve presented some techniques for building interior walls but overwhelmingly the material of choice is now metal/steel studs. Besides saving trees, metal studs have many advantages over traditional lumber. They don’t shrink or split and are always perfectly straight. They’re also light and easy to store; they resist fire, insects and rot; and they are about 30% cheaper then wood. Plus you’ll only need tin snips and a screw gun or a drill with a bit-holder. But remember, metal stud walls should only be considered for non-load bearing use.

Whole-House Remodeling with Steel Studs and Joists [Housing Zone]
How to Build with Steel Studs [WikiHow]
Modular Metal Stud Framing [PortaFab]

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.