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Old 05-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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how to secure 3 inches 2x (2x4) to ceiling joist 2 inches


i'm trying to have a 2x(2x4)s going horizontally against a ceiling joist of 2 inches. I', having a hard time finding a way to screw the woods together securely. i literally stood at home depot looking at all the brackets for 20mins and came home with all the wrong ones. anyone have a pic of bracket i can use?

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Maybe if you tell us what you are trying to achieve we might have a better idea. By your description I'd just screw it in, so I'm obviously not getting what you want to do......

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it's just a wall. however the top header i've doubled up with 2x(2x4)s to accomodate a barn style door. i figured because the slider for the door should be more sturdy

you can see my other thread here
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Screw one 2x4 to the ceiling. Make the wall with one 2x4 top plate.
Raise the wall into place and screw one plate to the other.
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Screw one 2x4 to the ceiling. Make the wall with one 2x4 top plate.
Raise the wall into place and screw one plate to the other.
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You may have to predrill some of the screw locations... lumber we carry in our stores it is a Doug Fir so its little bit harder to work with than Pine.

Are the 2x4s redish looking?
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it's redish not so tough 2x4s. pre-drilling won't be an issue. i also liked ron's idea of having a 2x4 as top plate as i can drill from top an below to resolve that issue. however since it's a very low basement, clearance will be an issue so i'll have to play with height once my barn door track has arrived to determine the final solution. thanks much for the help.

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