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If you are trying to install wood studs with the wide edge facing flat against a wall, there is a special name for it. The studs are called “furring strips” since they are not load-bearing. Either 2-by-2-inch, 2-by-3-inch or even 2-by-4-inch stud boards can be used for this project. This technique is used to support drywall over a plaster, wood or concrete wall. It will take the average do-it-yourselfer about five hours to complete a small room.

Step 1

Measure the height of the wall from the top of the floor to the bottom of the ceiling joists and cut your stud to this length.

Step 2

Drill one pilot hole through the board starting on the wider side, directly in the center. Use a wood drill bit and power drill to drill the hole. Place one hole about every foot along the board starting 2 inches from the bottom.

Step 3

Place the furring strip flat against the wall in the position it will be mounted, with the hole exposed and facing you. Drill a mounting hole with a masonry bit through the furring strip and into the concrete. Make this hole 1 inch deep.

Step 4

Drive a masonry screw through the studs and into the wall, then through the hole to attach the board to the wall. Repeat this process to install a screw in each hole along the board.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Stud boards or furring strips (2-by-3-nch or 2-by-4-inch)
  • Power drill
  • Wood bit, 3/32-inch
  • Masonry bit, 3/32-inch
  • Concrete anchor screws or wood screws, 4-inch