What Nails to use in Oak?


Postby goose » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:07 pm

Hello, I having oak window sills and architrave fitted, I'm wondering what nails/screws should be used to fit it?

(I seem recall seeing that certain types metal can react with the oak to prduce a staining)

Please dont tell me to use gripfit.
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Postby goghat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:44 pm

i would use stainless steel pins for architrave or if unavailable use sheradized pins, for cills i would pellet the cill then use stainless screws then fit pellet and plane then sand.
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Postby goose » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:53 pm

Great, thanks for the reply.

i a bit annoyed by the attitude of some of the joinery's near me, asking for advice and told to gripfit it. Also they used biro to mark out a curve on some of the sills for the doors.
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Postby goghat » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:32 pm

gripfil sucks mate, carnt beat a silver tenon :wink:
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