Metal Studs

Studs used with Kinook blocks are 48mm

studs used for drywall construction


They are available in various length from 2.4 m to 3 m and more, they are easy to cut with a nibbler or a snip.

Metal track
As C-studs dimensions vary from one brand to another, check our compatibility table before buying. Less used than the C-stud for Kinook based constructions. However, they are used in some construction to create a support for panel boards.

Panel boards

They are used to "dress" the metal structure and can be made of

plaster, medium (MDF), Fermacell, wood

or any other material.

The thickness and material of the panel is important for both strength and aesthetics. The panels provide solidity to the construction, choose them carefully according to its intended use, for example, medium or plywood will be used for the shelves of a library supporting many books.

Different materials can be used on the same construction, for example MDF on top of shelves (more resistant) and plasterboard on the sides. 



Medium or MDF



Very easy to cut and economical, however it is more fragile in comparaison to other material (MDF, Fermacell) .
It is available in different thicknesses, the most common are 13 mm, 10 mm and 6mm.
Easy to cut, it is stronger than plasterboard and provides a pretty smooth finish.
It is very suitable for furniture constructions. Cut into narrow strips, it is used to band the edges of the constructiuon.
Composed of plaster and cellulose fibres from recycling, which gives it a better impact and load resistance than plasterboard.
It is cut with a saw or a cutter. Can be used in wet environments.





Slats or Plinth

Made of wood sheets, it is stronger than melamine or medium.. It is suitable for solid constructions.  
It can be painted or varnished.
It is a chipboard panel covered with a hard and resistant coating. The coating provides a pretty smooth finish.
It is very suitable for shelves such as this bookcase.
Used to band the edges of the constructions.
Plinth can be found in the right dimensions and material (medium).

And also

Self drill screws
Finishing compound
used for drywall construction, the self-drill-screws are able to drive through the metallic studs without starting holes.
Choose the size according to the panel width. Most common sizes are 25-35 mm.
Use jointing compound filler or plaster to plug holes and cracks.
Use compound appropriated for the panel material.
Sand the initial compound layer and use finishing compound to smooth the surface before painting. We have

selected some useful and good quality tool

 for your Kinook-based constructions.

Pick a construction style

metal-stud Metal studs are rectangular,  measuring 48x36 mm

We can use either side of the stud, depending on the thickness you want to use for your construction.


shelf-thickness etagere-epaisse

The various holes in the long Kinook block are used to position the C-stud on its 48 or 36mm side.
This gives plenty of options to create shapes of various form.

watch the video for more details.

When using the small stud size (36mm), you may need extra small pieces of track stud (see yellow on the graphic) to screw in the lower plasterboard panel.

Panel dimensions

When sizing the panels, we need to factor in the thickness of the panel and the studs width: 36 or 48 mm depending on the stud positioning.

For complicated constructions, the easiest way is to draw a small diagram in order to visualize the positioning of the panels and the studs.
A : (Width + 2 x panel thickness) X Depth    B : Height X Depth
C : (2 x Width + 3 x stud width + 4 x panel thickness) X Depth

Studs dimensions

the metal profiles are cut a little shorter in order to have margin to adjust the panel flush with the studs.
Cut the stud to the dimension minus 6 12 mm (3 to 6 mm a each end)

Note: The longer the stud the more margin is needed. For instance for a 2 meters long studs, give yourself 6 mm margin at each end .
As per example above, studs dimensions will be:
A : Width + 2 x panel thickness minus 6 to 12 mm
B : Heightr + 2 x panel thickness minus 6 12 mm

Estimate the blocks needed

  - Wall angles: angles against the wall. (studs are fixed against the wall and connect the structure with a profile consisting of 2 small Kinook blocks)

  - Free Angles: angles are not pressing against a wall

Draw a sketch plan of the construction and the angles

Example 1: construction lean against a wall

26 angles needs
- 13 wall angles
- 13 free angles (b ou c)
type b: 1 long + 2 small Kinook block
type c: 1 long + 3 small Kinook blocks

Long Kinook block needed 
10 type b + 3 type c13 long Kinook blocks

Small Kinook blocks needed 
13x2 (wall angles) +10x2 type b + 3x3 type c = 55 small Kinook blocks


Example 2: C

onstruction not leaning against a wall

same as in example 1, but the back of the shelf does not lean against a wall

Long Kinook blocks 
20 type b + 6  type c  =  26 long Kinook blocks

Small Kinook blocks 
20x2 type b + 6x3 type c = 58 small Kinook blocks

See all shapes created with Kinook blocks

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