When installing blocking that is staggered, you can end-nail it. But what about when it's important for the blocking to be in a straight line?
For example, when you want to support butted-edges of sheet goods.
How should the blocking be fastened?
Toe nailing is usually the easiest (provided you're using an nail gun).
If you want to get fancy, you could end-nail every other one, then use L-brackets for the ones in between (nail the bracket to the blocking so that and then nail the bracket into the studs):
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You could put a double block in every other stud bay.Stagger the blocks so you can get good use of your new nailgun.Then go back and nail a second block (more use of the new tool) on top of the lower block to give you a nice straight nailing surface.