How to nail the first/last rows of hardwood

Old 03-02-08, 04:58 PM
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How to nail the first/last rows of hardwood

I am about to install my third floor and wonder if anyone knows of a good way to install the first few and last few planks on 3/4" hardwood (3" finished maple, tongue and groove).

The majority of the planks I use a flooring nailer that I rent, but I cannot fit this nailer on the first 4 or so and last 4 or so planks, thus ending up nailing those in with a hammer.

I sink the nails into the top part of the plank and then later top off the holes with matching colored wood filler.

However, is there a better way to do this than how I am doing?


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What you're doing is the standard... Keep doing it..

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