Furring Channel for Walls and Ceilings

Furring Channel

Economical hat-shaped framing component used to “furr” out ceilings and masonry walls.

  • Provides non-combustible furring for interior and exterior walls
  • Use to level uneven surfaces
  • Available in 7/8” and 1-1/2” depths in 25, 20, 18 and 16 gauge
  • Standard lengths are 10’ and 12’. Other lengths available
  • Hemmed leg furring channel (as shown) is only available in 25 gauge

Furring channel is a hat-shaped corrosion-resistant framing component used to furr out masonry walls and ceiling assemblies. In concrete wall applications, furring channel is installed vertically to the wall surface using concrete nails or power-driven fasteners. Gypsum panels are then screw-attached to the furring channels. In drop ceiling applications, furring channels can be attached directly to 1-1/2″ cold rolled channels using Metal Furring Channel Clips, or tie wire. Screws or power-driven fasteners can be used to attach furring channel directly to the building structure. Heavier gauge furring enables greater spans and loading capacity. 18- or 16- gauge furring is commonly used for purlins in exterior applications.