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« on: June 11, 2011, 10:22:46 PM »

assembling frames (nailing- scared to split wood)

can you give me tips on assembling wood frames? i am not that handy handling thin wood . i have access to a brad gun but afraid of splitting..



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 10:51:58 PM »

Drill holes first smaller than the nail you plan to use. THen drive the nail in. If your hole is slightly smaller than your nail the nail will still do its job. Also if you use some wood glue thenthe joint wont be totaly dependant on the nail. ( coming from a carpenter )
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 11:19:35 PM »

i use a pneumatic stapler for my frames.  1 inch staples. 2 on each side on the top and one on the bottom.    no splitting.  you might want to glue, and staple the tops.  they stand up to years of prying better if you do. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 08:32:55 AM »

I use a Brad gun No Problem



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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 01:22:48 PM »

i use 1" staples with no problem           ....schawee
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 11:35:31 PM »

One inch staples with Tight Bond III glue all the way.  A blunt 1/4 inch crown staple one inch long, splits wood less than nails, brads, or drilling pilot holes then nailing.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 12:00:44 AM »

Must not be drilling the right size hole  Wink

try what you would like to do. If it fails then you know not to do that again ! cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 07:03:27 AM »

I glue, then nail before the glue dries. I've nailed a lot of frames and splitting hasn't been a problem.

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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 08:02:43 AM »

use good glue  the nails or staples are only needed to keep them square until they dry.   
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 12:59:53 PM »

I say use your brad gun. Also, go with a wood glue that says "exterior" or "interior/exterior".
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 05:56:21 AM »

thank you all.. 1/4x1.25 staples and glue..got it done..
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