Builder’s Tip: A Methodical Approach to Blocking
Here’s a slick way for one carpenter to walk a wall while installing blocking — with a minimum of wasted effort.
As shown in the accompanying drawing:
- I start a 16d nail in the corner of each block at the angle required for toenailing.
- Next, I put a nail partway into each stud just below the location of the blocks.
- Then I hang a block on each one of these nails, using my angled nails as the hooks.
As the blocks are picked off their nails, their hanger hooks are driven home as toenails.
— Jon Sherman, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Tips & Techniques provided by Fine Homebuilding.
©2005 The Taunton Press
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