Terms of the Trade: What Is Face Nailing? Terms of the Trade: What Is Face Nailing?

Face nailing is the most common form of nailing, and simply means hammering a nail into a surface until it penetrates to the material behind the board. For example, you've employed face nailing if you've attached trim to a wall. Sometimes this technique is the only one you can use, and other times it may be the one that's most convenient or secure.

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