Thanks to all for the advice on taking down the plaster on my kitcen wall. You were absolutely right about just do it and stop thinking about it. I took it all down over the weekend and now I’m glad I did.
My question – the wall I exposed is slightly bowed to the outside. If I put up a straight 2×4, flush at top and bottom, it is proud in the middle by about 3/8″ or so. Is that bad enough to need to address, or can I just rock it and forget it? One thought I had was to sister on a new stud at every location and screw to the new studs. This could be overkill though. I don’t know if you’d even notice the bow after everything is installed. Thoughts?