Wall panel stud problem...
Ok, So I was going to build some wall panels with 3 verts @ 96". I went to Lowe's the other day and chose the 8' 2x4's.
However, there's a problem, they must have had them tagged wrong because when I got outside just a bit ago, they're precut studs!
IS there anything I can do with these or do I need to try and get them swapped out? The boards are 3/8" shorter than I need to make a full wall, should I go ahead and try to build with them and see how it goes or what?
Please help, I'm at a standstill and if I need to go to Lowe's, I need to do it asap.
Ohh, and yes, I was sure I read the tag, unless they moved them, or someone put the wrong tag on by accident or something. I know I could've measured them, but as many times as I've gone with the boss or my dad, we've never measured, just gone by the tags.
*Edit* FINALLY got a hold of someone at Lowe's. They said we can swap them out no problem. Does anyone see a need for this or should I just let the osb overhang at the top? I plan on running 2x4's along the top to help hold them together anyways, sooo. yeah.
Measure Twice, Cut Once..
Sorry to hear about your stud shortage. Lowes will exchange just about anything if you have the receipt. Depending on how many of these you bought you might just want to savethem for another project. Or jus use them and add an extra board atthe top or bottom of your panel to make up for the short length. Just cut the board so that the end results are still 96" overall.
I tell everyone I ever build with, Measure Twice and Cut ONCE. And I always take a tape in the store when buying lumber.