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norespect

03:51PM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 12/30/02
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I will be installing base molding and door and window casement.
Can someone tell me what size nails to use for each?
Thanks in advance.

whit.millwork

12:39AM | 12/17/03
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
I don't normally take the time to change my gun nails out, so I install casing and base with 2" nails. 1.25" nails would be good shooting the casing to the jamb.

[This message has been edited by whit.millwork (edited December 17, 2003).]

hoganem

08:45AM | 12/18/03
Member Since: 02/13/03
90 lifetime posts
For the thinner part of casement moldings I use to use 4d finish nails, and 6 or 8 for thicker side and baseboard.

I predrill each so I don't split the wood, I typically install oak. Put a nail in your drill and use it as the drill bit.

I now use a 18 ga. finish nailer and use 1 5/8 for thicker boards and 1 for the thinner part of casement millwork.

hcbph

08:24AM | 12/20/03
Member Since: 09/25/03
47 lifetime posts
Depending on the situation, I've used a finish nailer with 15 gauge 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" nails in it. Alternate is using a 18 gauge brad nailer with 1" to 1 1/2" nails.

The older and more brittle the wood, the use of a smaller diameter nail reduces the chance of the wood splitting.

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