Tired of Beams Yet?

Tired of Beams Yet?

A tutorial in soloing a sistered 2×6.

Lay out the new beam. Cut to length.

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Cut the receiving notch on the 2nd-floor sill:

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Notch the beam ends for the support points:

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Prepare a support bracket near one end:

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Prop the beam on a convenient object.

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Push it up into the waiting notch…

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…and raise the other end onto the support bracket.

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Hammer a brace up to position the beam against the upper floor.

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Use a second brace to close the final gap. Use nailer to fasten, then bolt.

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Final view of all three sistered beams for the stairway gap.

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View from above.

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