best way to box in steel Ibeam

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Old 10-07-06, 11:10 AM
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best way to box in steel Ibeam

Can I drill through the I of the beam to attache the sides? or do i need to go throught the flanges?

The beam is 15 ft in length and I am wanting to box it in with hardwood.

I have fastened a bottom plate to the I beam, but I am not sure how to securely fasten the sides.

your suggestions are appreciated.
 
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Old 10-07-06, 11:39 AM
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Attach 2x nailers to the top flange.
 
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