Dimension lumber can exceed 30% moisture content. Wood dries to a moisture content of 10 – 12 % once the building is finished. Shrinkage and warping of 2x studs is a problem in walls where cabinets are hung or tile is installed. Though 2x studs cost less, added labour from shimming cabinets, straightening walls and drywall repairs can quickly add up. VERSA-STUD® eliminates these issues, providing a straight and true wall every time.