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Thread: 2x4 size difference

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    DIY Senior Member diyfun's Avatar
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    Default 2x4 size difference

    I am framing my basement. I bought some 2x4s and I also kept some 2x4s from the old finished basement. I just found the actual width of the them are different. There are about 3 different measurements. The differences are about 1/8 to 1/16. Should I avoid mixing them?

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    Sort of normal.
    Have you looked at camber yet?
    Most studs have a bend to them. Make sure that the camber is on the same side as you line them up, or the wall board will wave back and forth.

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