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10:21AM | 09/29/05
Member Since: 09/28/05
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I am getting ready to put up crown molding in my home and was wondering what size finishing nails (16 or 18) do I want to use.

Also, is a nail gun something that can be used on crown molding?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


03:32PM | 10/01/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
It depends on the size & type of crown. Is it wood or MDF 3 1/2 or 5 1/2 kind of thing.

Look on the difference is explained there...

..but, to make a short answer, 16 is better larger head thicker nail, tighter fit better joints... 18's won't create a mushroom in MDF or split as readily in wood so you would use those on an outside corner.

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