# What is the spacing between studs?

## What is the spacing between studs?

The general spacing for wall studs is 16 inches on center, but they can be 24 inches.

## When can studs be 24-inches apart?

To summarize, studs at 24-inch spacing will save money and resources, and are safe. With 2x6s, it’s a no-brainer for most residential construction—they’re plenty strong in nearly any configuration. With 2×4 studs you can also get by with 24-inch spacing, but walls should be 9 feet tall or less and the loads modest.

**Can studs be closer than 16 inches?**

Wall Length Carpenters can only place studs precisely 16 inches apart if the length of the wall is exactly some multiple of 16 inches. This is often not the case, so at least one stud will often be much closer to the next one to make up for the difference.

### Can studs be 24 inches on center?

### Why are wall studs 16 inches apart?

Why is this 16 inch stud spacing so important? The first and most obvious reason for 16 inch stud spacing is that this is what most building codes call for in terms of structural integrity. It is worth noting however, that some applications might call for something different.

**Can wall studs be 18 inches apart?**

In some new homes, studs may be spaced 24 inches on center; in houses built before World War II, they are often erratically spaced on centers of 12 to 18 inches or more, especially if the walls are plastered. Prewar studs ordinarily are a full 2 inches thick and 4 wide.

#### How far apart are studs in the garage?

How Far Apart are Garage Wall Studs? Garage wall studs spacing will be specified in the building code of your state. Usually it is either 16” or 24”, “on center” (that is center to center). A spacing of 16” between garage wall studs is more common.

#### Can you space studs 24 on Center?

As the difference between 16 and 24 is roughly 33%, spacing shed studs at 24-inches rather than 16-inches can save you one-third on the total cost of shed studs. Spacing shed studs every 16-inches is best, but spacing studs every foot-and-four-inches is not always necessary.

**Is 24-inch stud spacing safe?**

## Why are my studs 24 inches apart?

## Can wall studs be 24 on Center?

**What are the two most common stud spacing?**

Most wall studs are spaced 16 inches apart on center; however, they can also be spaced at 24 inches.

### How far can a 2×4 span?

With a 20 pound dead load, max span for a 2×4 is 5 feet. Subsequently, question is, can a 2×4 span 12 feet? Yes 12 ft. is to long for a 2×4. Moreover, how far can you span a 2×4 ceiling joist?

### Can a 2×4 span support a floor in a garage?

If one end of the span is supported by a beam up the middle of the garage, that probably wasn’t sized to support a floor either. It’s doable (almost everything is) but it isn’t as simple as doubling up the 2×4’s.

**How far can you span a 2×4 ceiling joist?**

With a 20 pound dead load, max span for a 2×4 is 5 feet. Furthermore, can a 2×4 span 12 feet? Yes 12 ft. is to long for a 2×4. In this way, how far can you span a 2×4 ceiling joist?

#### How far can you span a 2×4 rafter?

How far can you span a 2×4 Rafter? How far can you span a 2×4 Rafter? Max. Live Load 20 lbs/ft2 (956 N/m2)