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scattered screams
07-25-2009, 10:49 AM
I hope this is the right spot to ask this.

I'm going to lowes to day to get the lumber for my home haunt im buying 7/16 plywood, but I need to know what do I use to support it 2/2, 2/4? I have to say I'm lost at this point. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks
Andrew

creep house
07-25-2009, 11:36 AM
try 2/3....

also ask to speak to the Lumber Manager.....

sometimes they have some 2/4 or 2/3`s out front

or back thet are trying to blow out because they

might be a little warped or chipped


i went to lowes last week and bought

2/4 x 12...................40 of them for $30







Casey......Creep House

hoffie08
07-25-2009, 11:45 AM
http://bananaman165.home.comcast.net/~bananaman165/2002WallDetails.htm
try that site you will get what u need

scattered screams
07-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Thanks everyone I just went ahead and got the 2x4s for my walls. I'll post pics of my progress.

shawnc
07-26-2009, 01:27 AM
http://bananaman165.home.comcast.net/~bananaman165/2002WallDetails.htm
try that site you will get what u need

I don't agree with some of the methods used on that site.

Andrew, attach your 2x4s to the plywood so the 4-inch side is flat against the plywood, not the narrower 2-inch side. The reason for this is that the panels take up much less room when it comes time to store them - about half the space.

Along the same lines, the reason Casey recommended 2x3s is that then you have some weight savings. Not a big deal until you are moving these things around all day, or you have to hold one up by yourself while trying to attach it to another wall. Last year I was helping someone who had some panels made out of 1-inch plywood and 2x4s that must have been oak or something. The things weighed a ton. They will probably last forever but at the end of the day you were dead tired, if you lasted until the end of the day.