A 2 by 4 nailed to the edge of another 2 by 4, the edge of one flush with the side of the
other (see Figure 2-12, D). This type is used extensively in the theater of operations, where
no inside finish is needed.
Figure 2-12. Corner-post construction using
both 2-inch and 4-inch lumber
b. T-Posts. Whenever a partition meets another wall, a stud wide enough to extend beyond the
partition on both sides is used. This provides a solid nailing base for the inside wall finish. This type of
stud is called a T-post and is made in any of the following ways (see Figure 2-13, page 2-10):
A 2 by 4 may be nailed and centered on the face side of a 4 by 6 (see Figure 2-13, A).
A 2 by 4 may be nailed and centered on two 4 by 4s nailed together (see Figure 2-13, B).
Two 2 by 4s may be nailed together with a block between them and a 2 by 4 centered on the
wide side (see Figure 2-13, C).
A 2 by 4 may be nailed and centered on the face side of a 2 by 6, with a horizontal bridging
nailed behind them to give support and stiffness (see Figure 2-13, D).
Plumbing Posts. There are two methods for plumbing posts.
a. Method 1. To plumb a corner with a plumb bob--
(1) Attach a string to the bob. The string should be long enough to extend to or below the
bottom of the post.
(2) Lay a rule on top of the post so that 2 inches of the rule extend over the post on the side
to be plumbed.