Terms of the Trade: What Is Toenailing? Terms of the Trade: What Is Toenailing?

Toenailing is the skill of driving a nail at an angle at the end of one board to angle it to another. The angled nail makes a strong joint. It can be a difficult skill to accomplish initially, but a simple trick is to first tap the nail in straight, and then pound it in at the desired angle to finish it off. By pressing the other side of the board with your foot, you can keep the board from sliding back too far.

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