Do I need to cut the joist lumber's end at an angle so that it sits flushed to the beam when installing skewed joist hanger?

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The below video tells me that it's not necessary.


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no - the LSU hangers sit over the end of a square cut joist or rafter. they wont work if you cut them on an angle.

  • So the picture above is correct. What nails do I use for the right side? Same 1.5" joist hanger nails?
    – HP.
    May 31, 2016 at 21:44
  • SOP here in ontario is a 3" ardox nail. if you can, clinch the nail over on the back side. Jun 2, 2016 at 13:50

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