|Forum topic by Severian||posted 01-26-2016 04:52 PM||518 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-26-2016 04:52 PM
I’ve been lurking here for some time and decided it was time to join up… I’m a relative novice who’s lucky enough to own some very nice tools, and this site has really helped me learn how to use them. But as you’ll see below, I’m very much a work in progress.
I recently finished making a pair of outdoor planters from a plan I liked in Woodsmith magazine. Overall I’m pleased with how they came out. I used some leftover cedar from my recently completed deck to make the panels, and stained them to match the deck. The paint on the frame matches the painted steel railing on my deck.
In the pic you can see that around the panels is some simple shop-made molding. I used my air nailer to attach the molding with 1” nails. It worked great; using the nailer always makes me feel like Norm Abrams.
Unfortunately, this morning I realized that the nails I used specifically say “for interior use only.”
Since I didn’t use glue to attach the molding I could easily remove it and (I assume) find some galvanized nails for my gun. (One potential problem with that is while the molding itself is cedar, the frame of the planters—what the molding is being attached to—is made of pressure-treated pine. I vaguely recall that galvanized hardware doesn’t play well with pressure treated wood?)
My question is, should I bother to remove and reattach the molding? Will the nails rust into oblivion or otherwise cause trouble? Or is there any way to seal the nail-head holes with some sort of protectant? If I do remove the molding and nails, should I use galvanized nails to reattach?
As a side note, if you don’t mind answering yet another question: Did it make sense to use pressure-treated pine for the frame when I was going to paint it anyway? Would regular pine have worked just as well?