And the assembly process begins

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by Sour Kraut, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Sour Kraut

    Sour Kraut Member

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    Picked up a F-150-load of deeps, frames, foundation last Friday

    Assembling them with screws, not nails, tired of having to hammer nails back in as they work out with heat-cold cycles.

    first countersink the holes
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    then assemble it around a jig that keeps it square
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    finally, clamp and start driving screws; working center first, then top, then bottom
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    More work than nailing ? Definitely. But it will last a lot longer.....
     
  2. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    I used nails , but used a nail gun and they are coated to stay in, I also used usda safe wood glue on all the joints and painted the outsides with rustoleum oil based paint..
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use nails with an approved glue (Titebond III on boxes, Titebond II on frames)