How to Prevent Splitting Wood When Nailing
By Mark J. Donovan
In this video Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows two techniques on how to prevent splitting wood when nailing it.
If you have done any carpentry work more than likely you have had the occasional problem of splitting wood when nailing it.
To prevent, or at least mitigate the chances of, splitting wood when nailing it I recommend the following tips.
The second thing you can do to prevent splitting wood when nailing it is to first drill a small pilot hole in the wood for the nail to slide through. Use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of the nail and drill a hole into the wood the entire depth of the material. Then, blunt your nail before hammering it into the pilot hole.
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