interior wall trim


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Old 02-13-03, 05:51 PM
bearsfan64
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interior wall trim

I recently repaired/refinished my hardwood floor. The doorway trim that I removed and a few pieces of the baseboard that I had to remove have some 4d nails or bigger in them. The nails have a small head on them but larger than a finish nail. I have pulled 2 through the wood and have split the wood both times. I tried to hammer the nail back out but that causes the wood to splinter on the finish side. Any thoughts on how I can get the nails out without ruining anymore trim?
 
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Old 02-13-03, 06:15 PM
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Chuck them in a variable speed drill and run it slowly and push them back out. This should loosen them enough to pull easily.
 
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Old 02-13-03, 07:32 PM
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Thanks. I'll try it afterwork tomorrow.
 
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Old 02-14-03, 02:44 PM
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The easiest way to get those nails out is to pull them all the way throught the molding from the backside. Get a pair of pliers on them and just work with a levering action to get the all of the way through
 
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Old 02-22-03, 06:12 PM
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If the nail has been set (below level of wood), then I'd just bend the nail back and forth until it breaks. This is what I do with finished wood. If you use visegrips, grab as low as you can and it will break flush. If there is a tiny peice sticking out it's ok if you wall is sheetrock. It will just bury in the sheetrock.

With finish nails and brads I have a set of bullnose nippers I use. They cut it within 1/16 in. flush with back of wood.

I would never try to pull it out either way. If you damage a peice of trim it my be imposible to match the stain.
 
 

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