Steel Studs

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  1. NickRHave

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    Hi,
    I'm going to start building my theater in the basement and have decided to go with metal studs. I have seen posts that state that I should drop 2 x 4 wood into the channels. This may sound stupid but how do I secure them in the channel? Do I need to shoot them into the floor? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
     
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    You do not need to put the wood inside the studs unless you intend on hanging something heavy from the wall. As far as dropping 2x4's into the channels, all you would need to do is angle them in and they'll drop right into place as long as you use the metal equivalent of 2x4 which is 3 5/8.
     
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    There seems to be confusion on what I mean to do. I'm talking about dropping wood 2 x 4's in the bottm header after the vertical metal studs are up. I was told I needed to do this so I can nail up my baseboard after the drywall is up. Any suggestions for attaching baseboard to metal studs?
     

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