Nanaimo Deck Builder Buck Robertson Contracting When Designing your deck and working with a Deck Builder? When you have the right deck builders out to look at your space they will need to get some information from you like: What is the use of the deck? What materials...
Crowning Studs and Its Importance
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:
The “plumb line” represents what a flat wall looks like. The drywall board goes onto the wall and follows the curve of the wall (concave).
A crowned out wall (which is concaved, as shown above) allows the drywallers to place their mud in the center of the wall in order to fill in the space between the plumb line and the drywall board. This consolidates the majority of the mudding to one location. When mudding a wall, you want a flat surface and to cover the joint made by the drywall board.
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.
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