How to Mark Wall Studs in Framing Layout

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To mark wall studs in a framing layout, use a measuring tape to mark 16-inch increments from one of the board to the other. View a demonstration by a remodeling professional in this free video on home repair instructions.

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Hi, my name's Chris Palmer. Welcome to Chris's workshop. Today, I'm going to talk about how to mark wall stud framing layout. To frame up a wall, you pull a measurement from one end of your bottom plate, all the way down, as far as your tape will go, and mark 16 inch increments to locate your wall studs. So, I make my mark at 16 inches, and I put an X on the side of the mark that the wood is going to land on. Here's another 16 inches, X, and another. You'd go all the way down the length of your board, until you had all those layout marks in place. Now, what you do is you line up the top and bottom plate. You make the ends perfectly flush, and we're going to square a line across both. Now, when I put the top plate up, assuming I start from the same position, it'll tell me right where my boards need to go to be flush. That's how you mark wall stud framing layout. I'm Chris Palmer, thanks a lot for watching.


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