(First, I plan to experiment on several pieces of scrap once I drag my compressor into my basement shop.)
I am redoing our kitchen and to match my refrigerator I’m replacing the pine T&G boards on my closet and other areas with some mildly (curly) figured hard maple. Most of these board are attached to the framing lumber with #6 screws but I need to affix the floor and ceiling mouldings and the corner trim mouldings with something less visible. (the screw heads will be covered by the aforementioned mouldings). My first thought was to drill clearance holes for finish nails but before I do that I wanted to know if any of you have experience using pin nailers to attach maple.
The boards are 3/4 inch think and I’ll probably machine the mouldings to be 1/2, except the outside corner pieces will closer to 1 inch on their widest dimension.
Again, I will experiment before I trash my finished pieces but I’d like to hear what some of you have done.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
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