Armstrong’s QuikStix pre-engineered drywall grid system uses two types of studs: a 1 1/2-inch-deep T-shaped stud for basement perimeters or soffits around ductwork, and a nominal 2x4 H-stud for interior partitions. Tracks are notched every 8 inches, so the studs can simply be snapped into place. The manufacturer claims that the system cuts framing time in half. Armstrong, 877.276.7876,

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