OCTOBER JLC 1997
by Leland Stone
Adjustable Framing Anchor
Some joist hangers allow an adjustment in the field, typically a
minor change in angle. But if you're framing a really weird angle,
or using an oddball lumber size, get ready to order a custom hanger.
Or you could give the Variable Angle Joist Support a try. This "robohanger"
has two hinged brackets that swing right or left, down to an
angle of 27 degrees. Joist ends don't have to mitered when using this
hanger; because these brackets move independently, they'll hold two
separate joists at different angles. When attached to the same joist,
the brackets adjust to any lumber thickness