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Does anyone use 1" pin nails to nail up finished trim pieces?

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noone

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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 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

It will be painted poplar trim, painted white.

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#3 posted 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

Sounds good to me as well. 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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teejk

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#5 posted 499 days ago

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 499 days ago

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

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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SamuraiSaw

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#7 posted 498 days ago

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 498 days ago

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

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#9 posted 498 days ago

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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DaleM

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#10 posted 498 days ago

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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