A great alternative to traditional wood framing is using metal studs. Armstrong has simplified this process even further with their QuikStix drywall framing system. On display at the 2010 Builders’ Show, this system is intended for use building walls, ceilings and soffits. It has a “twist-click-lock” feature that makes installation […]
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The only time you may ever concern yourself with a wall stud is when hanging a mirror or painting. Remember most studs are 16 to 24 inches apart on center. So when you find one stud you can always locate the adjacent one. But what is really inside a wall? […]
Lam Beams (Glu-Lam Beams) are usually constructed of Cedar or Pine and can provide the strength of steel but the feel and warmth of wood. These are best used to span interiors and assist in supporting pitched roofs and secondary floors. Lam Beams [Howe Lumber]