How to Prepare Nails for Repairing Brittle Deck Boards



When repairing brittle deck boards that are still worth keeping but need small fixes, it is important to use nails that won't make the boards split. Here is a quick fix.

Steps

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    Obtain the nails that you will be using for repairing the deck boards.
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    Grind the sharp ends off the nails. If you can't do this at home, ask your hardware store to assist.
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    Use the nails on your deck boards. The blunt nails will drill through the brittle boards without any problems, whereas sharp nails can easily cause brittle boards to split by parting the wood grain.

Things You'll Need

  • Blunt nails

Article Info

Categories: Walls Fences and Decks