How did standard 2x4 wall stud length become eight feet?
Plus, how did standard distance between studs become 16 inches?
Go ahead and include other standards, like height of electrical outlets, cabinet heights etc.
I am looking for the actually “history” and/or technology that led to the establishment of these standards.
Not a homework assignment, but I am a decent “handy man” and I always wondered about this stuff.
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