Nailed it! The Right Nails for Your Shop

Have you ever been in the middle of a project, only to realize that you don’t have the right nail? So you hop in your truck and, the next thing you know, you’ve spent more in gas than the nails cost. We’ve all been there. But here’s a list of the top three nails to keep in your shop, as advised by Popular Woodworking:

  • Carcase construction
  • Trimwork
  • Cabinet backs

Another excellent Popular Woodworking article goes into depth on using nails in woodworking. Some of their great tips include the following:

  • When driving a wire nail into wood, flatten the point of the nail so the wood doesn’t split.
  • When installing a square nail, drill a pilot hole.
  • Consult this article in Woodworking Magazine

When in doubt, ask a carpenter whose work you admire. There are hundreds of great craftsmen out there with tricks of the trade. You can also find expert advice from the knowledgeable staff at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City. Call for questions on woodworking products or techniques at 888.470.4181.


Photo via Popular Woodworking