Originally Posted by bluefitness
I have seen some framers toe nail studs through the 2x side and some nail it through the 4x side. What is the proper way to toe nail studs? I have seen it where they nail two nails through one side of the 4x and then one nail in the middle of the other side. I also see them nailing it on either side of the 2x. Also, what is the recommended nail size?
Often, when framing new construction, walls are pre-built, and stood-up. The studs are nailed by shooting two nail per stud-end, thru the bottom plates, and thru the top plates.
When stick framing: Structural frame-work should incoporate two toe-nails per 3-1/2" side with the required nail sizes for your regional codes.
Sometimes, studs are placed closely next to others on a top/bottom plate. This may only allow toe-nailing on one side, and one or two nails on the 1-1/2" side of the stud.
If you are constructing partition walls (non-load bearing), then it's not crucial how you attach these, as long as they don't come apart with a reasonable degree of force. Make sure that they are secure.