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Are there nails that match my walnut paneling?

Yes, paneling nails come in a variety of...

 

I’m going to nail a small piece of wood to something. What should I use?

You can use small nails—called brads—but to help prevent the wood from splitting, you should pre-drill the...

 

Is there a nail I can use that is less likely to split my wood?

Pointless nails protect against wood splitting, because they cut through fibers rather than following the grain of the...

 

I am paneling my basement walls. What nail can I use to anchor furring strips to a concrete block wall?

Masonry nails can do this...

 

Should I use a galvanized nail?

Galvanized nails resist rust, and you should use them whenever you are building a project that will be exposed to the elements. Aluminum nails are...

 

How long of a nail should I use?

If the board you are fastening to another is not going to bear weight, it should be a half inch longer than the board is thick. If it is going to...

 

Should I use a finishing nail?

These are mostly for interior work when you would countersink the head and cover the nail...

 

What is the difference between a common nail and a smooth box nail?

The common nail is thicker even though they have the same...

 

What is the advantage of a cement coated nail?

Friction heat from driving the nail softens the cement coating and causes the nail to adhere to wood more...

 

Which is a bigger nail—No. 6 or No. 8?

No. 8 – the bigger the number the bigger the...

 
 
 
 


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