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best way to box in steel Ibeam

Al-diys's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
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10-07-06, 11:10 AM   #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.

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10-07-06, 11:39 AM   #2  

Attach 2x nailers to the top flange.

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