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Ian Gills
04-03-2009, 08:38 AM
Well, I am almost finished framing the outside walls.

Soon, I will need to start framing around metal joists and other obstructions.

Can I use the narrow metal studs to make soffits?

04-03-2009, 09:50 AM
yes. There are perfect for that purpose. I use 2x2 metal studs for soffits all the time. Support them nicely though or use track whick is sturdier.

04-03-2009, 09:51 AM
If you get creative, there is a whole lot you can do with metal studs and tracks. Everytime I see someone different working with the material, they are always doing something with the track that I haven't seen before. It's pretty amazing.

Ian Gills
04-03-2009, 11:28 AM
Thanks GabeS. Perfect timing, because I am just about to pop out and buy some now!

04-03-2009, 01:13 PM
don't forget to buy some zippy screws. :)

04-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Also known as "assembly screws".

04-05-2009, 11:24 AM
Probably more people know them as zippy screws.