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    Default Ok to make long studs from short studs ?

    I have am going to put a stud wall partion in my garage to section off the workshop area from the cars. I have 20 or so lengths of framing timber about 1.6m long left over from a previous project. (young guy a bunnies couldn't be bothered cutting the 2.6m lengths I ordered and just sent 4.2m lengths in their place) Is it ok to joint 2 together make the 3m lengths I need for the framing studs.
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    have done so many times overlap minimum 300mm and nail form both sides can also use glue for over kill make sure edges align

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    Dovetail joints? What fubar said will work fine. Just make sure that you do them on a surface that is true so you don't build in distortion.

    Another method is to use single horizontal piece (instead of noggins) at the right height to allow you to have shorter studs above and below. Not too much to be concerned about either way for a partition wall in a garage.

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    Thanks for the replies, it seems a shame to just use a few for noggins and then throw the rest out.


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