Watch out! If you have cold water pipes over drywall, condensation can form on them and ruin all ofyour hard work.
Other than that, I would use 1/2" strapping runningperpendicular to the studs, with attachment blocksmade with plywood and pieces of 2 by 4. Use theplywood to sandwich the studs and the blocks.
(Check out how steel I-beams are joined end to end.)
© 2017 Renovate Your World LLC