Here's what the bare frame looks like: enter image description here

If you don't already know how a wall is hung with Genie Clips, here's the video. Skip to 2:45 to see how they're spacing the clips.


Looking at my pic above, you will see that there are no exposed studs at the opposite ends of the wall, so I am going to have to install them so that I have a place to attach the clips on either side. This is going to create a non-standard distance of 10" between the first set of studs on the left side of the wall and 9 1/2" on the right.

I am guessing that this is not going to present too much of a problem since the video never mentions a minimum distance of 16" between clips, only a maximum distance of 48".

Since this is my biggest DIY project ever, I want your input on whether or not this non-standard stud placement will affect the hanging of my new wall with Genie Clips.


A few years later, I know, but I thought I'd post a pic showing what the channels looked like after mounted onto the Genie clips. You can also see the two new studs I installed if it matters any.

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Add the studs at the ends of the wall. It should not affect the installation.

Look at the video. At 3:38 they talk about having clips close together in some places. They say it is normal.

  • I saw that part, but that was a perfect frame where they demonstrated the installation at a minimum distance between studs of 16". What they were referring to was how some clips are closer together than the regular 48". Either way, I think you're right about it being okay to have less than 16" between the edges of the studs. Nov 13, 2011 at 16:01
  • You might be able to get away with using 2x2s (if you can find a straight one). That'd make id a) easier to stall and b) offer more of a break between the wall behind.
    – DA01
    Nov 13, 2011 at 17:42
  • Try turning the 2x4 sideways (flat side toward the wall). That should be easier to install. Just tonail it in place. Nov 14, 2011 at 0:49
  • You could skip the studs that are next to the new studs that you will install. That would keep the distance greater than 16" but less than 48". Nov 14, 2011 at 0:50

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