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Unread 01-13-2022, 03:01 PM   #10
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I think he built the "U" then slipped it into place and secured the two sides to the joists. Probably easier than trying to toe nail/screw the single 2X between the joists while keeping it at the right height.

Matt, don't think you'll be able to toe nail through the 3/4" edge of that poplar without it splitting. Perhaps you have some cleats installed against the joists upon which the ends of the 1X poplar sits.

I think it was mentioned above, you might also consider securing those two joists that overlap above the load bearing wall below. Toe screw them into that top plate, and at least screw, if not bolt, them together. Get some wooden shims, coat them with wood glue, slip them into the gap, then screw/ bolt. That way you're not trying to draw them against each other.
If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
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