I have a space determined for a recessed medicine cabinet. When I cut a peephole in the drywall, I determined that the closest stud on the left is 6" from the left edge of the recessed area. On the right there's only a 1/4 of a stud that goes part way down from the ceiling...which would only match about 5 or 6" of where the cabinet would be going...and its about 4.5" from where the edge of the cabinet would be going on the right side anyway.
A friend recommended just screwing 2x4/shims face to face with the studs until it was flush with the opening (after extending the 1/4 stud to make it easier). I wonder if there is a better option or if this option would be stable/sturdy enough?