Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-Beam - Fine Homebuilding- wood nailer steel beam detail size ,1/7/2006· Steel beams are designated by shape, depth, and weight. For example, a W8x35 beam is a W-shape about 8 in. deep and weighing 35 lb. per lin. ft. Because steel is hard to cut and drill on site, your supplier needs the exact length along with sketches showing all hole locations and sizes.Fastening Wood-to-Steel | Simpson Strong-TieThis bugle-head screw is used for fastening wood, plywood and OSB panels to steel studs. Bugle heads drive flush with work surface. Use this screw for securing wood, plywood and fiber cement to steel (up to 0.2" thick). Features include flat countersunk head with self-countersinking nibs and #3 square drive.