Stud Vs. 2 x 4. What's the difference?

A stud is a 2 x 4 that has been cut down to 92 5/8". It is then the perfect height to build an 8-foot wall frame with the top and bottom plates.

A 2 x 4 8 foot board is usually slightly over 8 feet so it can be trimmed to the required length

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