2x6's

by Rosa
(Michigan)

I have shed plans that call for 2x4's on 16", but I want to use 2x6's for at minimum R19 insulation. How do I modify the plans to accommodate this?

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May 21, 2015
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2x6 wall studs
by: John

Hi, the biggest change you would need to make would be the end wall lengths. Since a 2x6 is 5.5" and a 2x4 is 3.5", you will need to adjust the length of each end wall by 4". Or 2" off each end.

The other change you would have would be the area above the door and/or windows where the header is located. Since the header is only 3.5" thick, this will leave a void on the back side of the header to the face of the 2x6 wall stud. This could be filled in with another 2x6 (or whatever the height of the header 2x is)to fill up the void.

Hope this helps you out.

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