Are joist hangers necessary?

Answer On One Hand: Joist Hangers Make a Strong ConnectionJoist hangers create a stronger connection than toe-nailing or end-nailing a joist. The stamped metal connection requires multiple fasteners to lo... Read More »

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How to Attach Joist Hangers?

A joist hanger is a U-shaped metal bracket designed to support a structural wood joist. In fact, a joist hanger does much more than what its name implies, increasing the options for securely connec... Read More »

How many nails are in joist hangers?

The number of nails in joist hangers depends on the size of the hanger needed for the load conditions. Hangers can use anywhere from three to eight nails per flange. There are four flanges in total... Read More »

Are joist hangers better than screws?

On One Hand: Joist Hangers Offer More SupportJoist hangers are the best option when hanging a shelf or heavy picture on your wall. Especially in areas where a wall stud is not available, a joist ha... Read More »

Padded hangers or slimline hangers?