How to Attach 2X4 Wood to T Posts

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Use 2-by-4s when framing a house.
Use 2-by-4s when framing a house. (Image: New residential construction home framing. image by Andy Dean from Fotolia.com)

Two-by-four wood is a common size of dimensional lumber. T-posts are used in general framing applications. There are different methods for attaching dimensional wood such as 2-by-4s to T-posts. The wood can be toe-nailed directly to the post or it can be placed into a metal hanger and fastened to the post. Ceiling joists and rafters are commonly attached to T-posts in light framing. The dimensional lumber acts a a frame for structures such as houses, garages and sheds.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • T-post
  • 1 galvanized 2-by-4 hanger
  • 1 2-by-4-by-96-inch board
  • 1 box of framing nails
  • Hammer

How to Attach 2-by-4 Wood to T-posts

Use a tape measure to measure up to the point where you need to place the 2-by-4-by-96-inch board. Mark the measurement on the T-post with a pencil.

Place the galvanized 2-by-4 hanger on the pencil mark. Align the hanger so it is centered on the post. Drive framing nails through the holes in the hanger with a hammer to fasten it to the T-post.

Align the 2-by-4-by-96-inch board over the slot in the hanger. Slide the board down into the slot. Drive framing nails through the holes in the hanger slot with a hammer so they go into the post at an angle. The angle of the nail in combination with the support of the hanger provides a strong joint. Continue the framing project.

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