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.
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.
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.
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.
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