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noone

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03-01-2013 07:01 PM

I was going to try this as I need to nail up some 2” x 3/4” trim after a cabinet is installed. I was hoping to just be able to glue it and then pin nail it and be done with it, without having to worry about fixing holes. I have 1” pin nails to use to fasten 3/4” material while the glue dries.

Is this normal practice?


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SamuraiSaw

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 07:15 PM

It’s a great idea! If the wood you are using has a deeper grain (like oak), try keeping the pins in the grain. This helps hide them.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 07:16 PM

It will be painted poplar trim, painted white.

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 07:21 PM

As small as those pins are, the primer may well cover the holes without using any filler or spackling.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 07:38 PM

Sounds good to me as well. 8-)

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 08:46 PM

I would say no…I use 18ga brads on anything solely to hold stuff in place and align but would never trust that for a permanent installation. I always follow with a 16ga on thinner trim work, 15ga where it will work.

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 10:13 PM

If you are gluing, I still think the pin nailer will do, IMO.

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 03:06 PM

Glue is a much stronger fastener than brads. The pins, or brads, are simply holding the trim in place until the glue dries. There is no reason to use larger nails if the trim is being glued.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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Bill White

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 03:32 PM

Pins and glue will work just fine. I do it often.
Bill

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 03:58 PM

I use a combination of nailers from 14 gauge up the the headless micro nailers and also in combination with adhesives from standard glues to heavy duty panelling adhesives and all of this pending what kind of trim is being used…….

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 03-02-2013 04:52 PM

I use glue, then a pin nailer, then for white painted items I wipe a little caulk in the hole with my finger tip.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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