Why do we not include the first stud when counting the studs to put on exterior of the wall?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    [Short answer - so you do not double count.]  The "first stud" is the last stud of wall 4.   When you start wall number 2 you DO NOT count wall 1 stud 8 as one of the studs of wall 2. You already counted that stud in wall 1. Now put up wall 3 (opposite wall 1) and again you have the corner stud being " 0 " then 8 more. Now corner stud plus 8 more put you at "first stud." 4 walls x 8 = 32 studs (in this math example).

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  • Edwena
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    4 weeks ago

    You do.  You  are counting the spacing between the studs. There is one more stud to close off each side of of the wall.  Like a wall that is 12 feet spacing has 13 studs.  But there are more than that because the ends are actually corners, and a corner is at least 3 studs.  Of course one of those 3 is the end stud of the adjacent wall. 

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