Finish Nails - Building Hardware
Finish nails usually don't have a large head on them, like most nails,
especially those used for framing houses or stairs. A finish nail is
usually used for assembling wood or lumber that's going to be painted or
Finish nails can usually be driven in a little deeper into the wood and then covered up with a colored putty, that matches the wood you've just driven the nails into.
Finish Nail Driving Tip: Some of these nails are small and don't drive into hardwoods easily. If you find it difficult to drive a nail into a particular hardwood, you can always predrill your holes.
One time I watched someone hammering a 4-d finish nail into some door trim. They were bending more nails than they were actually driving in, until I provided them with this finish nail driving tip.
Don't forget to search through the rest of the stair glossary for more helpful tips on home building and stairway construction.
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