finishing nail


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finishing nail

[′fin·ish·iŋ ‚nāl]
(design engineering)
A wire nail with a small head that can easily be concealed.

finishing nail

finishing nail
A slender nail made from finer wire than the common nail; has a brad-type head which permits it to be set below the surface of the wood, leaving only a small hole which can be puttied easily; used in finishing work.
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Casing--Looks similar to a finishing nail, but is thicker and features a flat head.
You'll also need: * 16 inches of 1-by-8 pine * 9 feet of 1-by-6 pine * 18 inches of 3/4-inch hardwood dowel * 20 2-inch #6 flat-head woodscrews * 3 2-1/2-inch (8d) finishing nails * White glue and wood filler
Use 2-1/2-inch finishing nails driven close to the same spots where the old nails were removed.
Get some help to stand the two side frames upright, then temporarily nail on the two long skirts using two 1 1/2 inch finishing nails hammered most of the way into the board where a pair of 6-inch carriage bolts will go later.
It should also be used only with non-hardened, common or finishing nails.
Then hammer 12 one-inch-long finishing nails evenly spaced around the 2-inch circle, about 1/2-inch apart, leaving about 1/2-inch of the nail extending above the wood.
First, arm yourself with the proper tools, including a pry bar and hammer to remove existing trim, a measuring tape, miter saw, coping saw, some finishing nails and a ladder.
Center in 24-inch square and attach with finishing nails.
The traditional approach to installing solid wood flooring uses finishing nails only, driven at an angle through the tongue of each board.
If you can't get under the stairs to work, try driving finishing nails at an angle through the squeaky tread and into the supporting riser; and drive finishing nails through the tread into the stringers on either side.
Next predrill the corners for 3d finishing nails, one from the top and one from the side (Photo 8).
For all the scattershot vulgarity their films appear to indulge, the Farrellys do indeed drive in their gags like master carpenters tapping finishing nails.