# Frequent question: What are the dimensions of a metal stud?

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The flange of metal studs measures 1 5/8 inches, slightly larger than the narrow face of a nominal piece of 2-inch dimensional lumber, which in modern times really measures 1 1/2 inches. A stud with a web size, or long face, of 3 1/2 inches is termed a 350S and takes the place of a two-by-four.

## What are standard metal stud sizes?

Here are some examples of metal stud sizes as it relates to the thickness:

• 26 gauge (0.551 mils)
• 24 gauge (0.701 mils)
• 22 gauge (0.853 mils)
• 20 gauge (1.006 mils)
• 18 gauge (1.311 mils)
• 16 gauge (1.613 mils)
• 14 gauge (1.994 mils)

## What are the actual dimensions of a 2×4 metal stud?

A 2×4, for example, is really 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. Metal framing on the other hand, is referenced by actual size. As a result you will get exactly what you order. If you request a 3-5/8″ steel stud, you will receive a full 3-5/8″ width.

## How wide is metal studs?

Most home centers and lumberyards carry only the most popular 3-5/8 in. wide (comparable to 2×4 lumber) 25-gauge steel studs in 8-, 9-, 10- and 12-ft.

## What is the width of a 3 5 8 metal stud?

Exterior Structural

Member Depth Flange Width Material Thickness (GA)
3-5/8″ – 12″ 1-3/8, 1-5/8″, 2″ & 2-1/2″ Leg 14 ga 68 Mil
3-5/8″ – 12″ 1-3/8, 1-5/8″, 2″ & 2-1/2″ Leg 12 ga 97 Mil
2-1/2″ – 12″ 1-1/4″ – 1-1/2″, 2″ & 2-1/2″ Leg 20 ga 33 Mil
2-1/2″ – 12″ 1-1/4″ – 1-1/2″, 2″ & 2-1/2″ Leg 18 ga 43 Mil
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## How thick is a 20 gauge metal stud?

For example, 20-gauge interior wall partition studs have a thickness of 0.76 mm (30 mil), while 20-gauge structural studs have a minimum thickness of 0.84 mm (33 mil).

## How far apart are studs?

The general spacing for wall studs is 16 inches on center, but they can be 24 inches. At my home, the exterior wall studs are spaced at 24-inch centers, but the interior walls are 16 inches on center.

## Are there 4 metal studs?

4 in x 12 ft x 18 Gauge 43 mil Structural Steel Stud w/ 1 5/8 in Flange. These studs and track are manufactured from mill certified galvanized steel and are designed for use in curtain-wall and load bearing applications. … Flange or leg sizes for both studs and track range in a variety of sizes.