best way to box in steel Ibeam


Old 10-07-06, 11:10 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
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.
Sponsored Links
Old 10-07-06, 11:39 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 6,392

Attach 2x nailers to the top flange.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes