You can certainly do whatever you want. I assume you are asking
about what length to make/buy the studs. Most framers use 92 5/8
precuts with bottom, top, and double plates to total at 97+.
Works out well for 8 foot drywall plus ceiling rock with or
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DanG (remove the sevens)
".. Every lumberyard sells wood precisely trimmed to stud length, and you'll
find these measure 92 5/8 inches long. When perched on top of a bottom plate
and under two top plates, the total overall height of this combination is
about 1 inch greater than the standard 8-foot finished wall found in most
so once you allow for the ~1/2" ceiling drywall and another 1/2" space at
the bottom, that leaves you an even 8' of wall for two sheets of 4' drywall
There's no reason you can't use longer studs for taller walls, or cut them
down for shorter ones but you'll have to adjust/cut your drywall more.
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