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Joist hangers store parallel-jaw clamps

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Just rotate them 90°, drill a few holes, and screw them to the wall.

Joist hangers can support parallel-jaw clamps just as well as they do construction lumber. To adapt them to the task, rotate them 90° from their usual orientation, drill three holes in the hanger portion, and screw them to the wall. To mount them solidly, I first screwed a piece of scrap lumber to my wall studs.

—PETER MARCUCCI, Wasaga Beach, Ont., Canada

Illustrations by Dan Thornton From Fine Woodworking issue #300

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