Crowning Studs and Its Importance

by Apr 14, 2023

What Does “Crowning a Stud” mean and why is it important?

“Crowning” is when you take a piece of lumber and you sight it. “Sighting” lumber is when you pick up the piece of lumber and put your eye on the board and then look from one end to the other to see if it has a curve. A piece of lumber can be bowed, crooked, kinked, cupped, and twisted. At Buck Robertson Contracting we always crown all material installed into the structures we build. Crowning your studs is important because it makes for flatter finished walls. We always crown the studs out, which gives us results like this:

Crowning studs showing plumb line in relationship to the issue of needing to crown studs
Crowning studs out and its importance to a flat wall

Wavy Walls and how this can affect the overall finished product of the wall?

If the walls are not crowned, the drywall board on the wall will be wavy (as shown below). This will make it more likely for screw pops. This will also add to excessive work for your drywallers.

Wavy walls and crowing studs and its importance for overall finish. Side view.
Wavy walls due to not crowing studs out
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