Most pallets are manufactured of low-grade wood, secured with cement-coated nails
. Resist the temptation to try to pull the nails; you will only succeed in splintering the wood and frustrating yourself.
Framing materials 4x4 x 8' treated (portico posts) 2 2x4 x 10' treated (bottom plates) 2 2x4 x 12' treated (bottom plate) 1 2x4 x 8' treated (bottom plate) 1 2x4 x 12' (top and tie plates) 14 2x4 x 7' (studs) 60 2x8 x 14' (door/portico beam) 2 2x8 x 8' (portico beam, window headers) 4 4x8 1/2" plywood sheets (roof and wall sheathing) 25 Roof trusses Common trusses 9 Gable end truss 1 Hardware 16d cement-coated nails
(framing nails) 15 lbs.
Floor Squeaks: Causes, Solutions and Prevention -- this Technical Note takes a critical look at 12 of the worst squeak perpetrators, such as noisy tongue-and-groove joints, cement-coated nails
, and improper gluing practices.
We joined them with 2 1/2-inch (8d) cement-coated nails
, but screws and glue would make the joints more durable.
On the recommendations of a contractor buddy, I used cement-coated nails
in the subfloor to prevent nail movement.
Instead, carpenters build with easier-to-drive 16d box nails, 16d cement-coated (glue-coated) sinkers or 16d power-driven cement-coated nails
You secure the 2x4s and plywood with 16d cement-coated nails
, nailed every 16 in.