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clcho 04-09-2010 12:03 AM

1950s style Wall Supports in garage
We are about to add drywall to our celling and walls in the garage. There are diagnol 2x4s that appear to be wall supports running in the 4 corners of the celling of our garage. The home was built in the early 60s. Can you advise is this truly wall supports, and if so, is there a better way to maintain the integrity of the structure without these?

jlhaslip 04-09-2010 01:17 AM

they are wind bracing. The add some shear strength to the wall.
I would consider replacing them with let-in 1 x 4 bracing or let-in angles that sit flat to the wall surface to allow the board to mount flush to the stud faces.

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