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?
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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.