Is there some type of 2x4 brace or bracket that will hold down a “standing” 2x4 on a wood floor?

Here’s a very rudimentary drawing, and the brace Im looking for is in red in the corner.

I know I can use L-brackets or pocket screws, but Im looking for something that will push it down.

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  • Do you have access to the floor from underneath? May 23, 2021 at 17:35
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    Pocket screws will push it down very nicely. They seem perfect if you need some extra downwards force for some reason. Normally, gravity would hold it down and L brackets would hold it up. Can you explain a little more why none of those things would work for you? You could make vertical "pockets" by drilling through the top with deep recesses for small-headed screws.
    – jay613
    May 23, 2021 at 18:00

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If there is a header, this connector from the Simpson Strong-Tie could be what you need.

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