What’s Inside a Stud-Framed Wall

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?
Tear back the drywall and you’ve got the studs, insulation, wiring and possibly venting. No real mysteries.

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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.