(Topic ID: 164336)

Finish Nail Gauge and Length


By Glarrownage

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Glarrownage
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    #1 4 years ago

    Hey guys, does anyone know what gauge and length finish nails are typically used in Bally/Williams cabinets? I'm guessing 18 gauge 1.25 inch long.

    #2 4 years ago

    I've repaired and built several cabinets. Typically I glue, clamp and then nail with air nailer but usually use 2" finish nails. With cabinet sides at .75", a 1.25" nail is only going to give you around .5" bite....not really effective.

    #3 4 years ago

    Thanks for the reply! I guess I should have specified, I'm nailing the interior wood rails and blocks. It looks like a 2" finish nail would go through both the rail and the cab by well over .25". Sorry, does that make sense?

    #4 4 years ago
    Quoted from Glarrownage:

    Thanks for the reply! I guess I should have specified, I'm nailing the interior wood rails and blocks. It looks like a 2" finish nail would go through both the rail and the cab by well over .25". Sorry, does that make sense?

    This isn't really rocket science. The rails and blocks are 3/4" thick along with the sides. That's 1 1/2" total. If you've got 1 1/4" long nails, that should be perfect.

    #5 4 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    This isn't really rocket science. The rails and blocks are 3/4" thick along with the sides. That's 1 1/2" total. If you've got 1 1/4" long nails, that should be perfect.

    Thanks Bryan. I agree it's not rocket science but the question wasn't simply about length, but about gauge as well. It's a brand new cabinet and not something I prefer to determine by trial and error. Regardless, I already nailed it with 1 1/4" 18 gauge for anyone who may google this in the future.

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