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Frame a stud wall for true, straight walls

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Dear Pat: We are building a room addition to our house. A group of friends is going to help frame and raise the walls. What is the best way to raise them, and how do we take care of bowed wall studs? -- Suzanne C.

Dear Suzanne: It sounds as though you have already purchased the lumber and some of the studs are not true. Although there are stronger and more efficient building methods, almost anyone with minimal experience can build a stud wall.

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