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reupholstering/brass nails

Posted by mountainbasketmaker (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 14:44

I'm reupholstering a child's chair and the am trying to nail the "hammered brass nails" in for a finishing touch. My problem is that these little devils go in straight most of the way, but then bend and go crooked when I'm almost done nailing them in. It's so frustrating! Half the nails are bent and not useable. What am I doing wrong?

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RE: reupholstering/brass nails

I've never done any hammering of upholstery nails, yet.
I did find this interesting discussion on the subject that may help you.

Please post a picture of your project...I would love to see the child's chair you are re-upholstering!

Here is a link that might be useful: Bent Decorative Nails

RE: reupholstering/brass nails

You need to pre-drill the holes,. or use a slightly longer nail and pre-nail.

They are hard to pound.

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