posted on Jan, 15 2015 @ 02:28 PM
Hey, carpenter here
Wanted to add a couple of points...
Any type of moisture will cup and warp your pieces without any outside force keeping it straight.
Hard woods that are thin and brittle require pre drilled pilot holes slightly under nail thickness when hand nailing.
If you have the resources, rent or buy a compressor and an 18 gauge brad/pin/finish nailer is the way to go. They require min compressor c.f.m/cost.
Here's what I use for the thin side of door casing...pic link
Use a combo of the pin nailer with wood glue on joints, wet rag on hand for glue squeeze out.
If you go w brad nailer....
Experiment with your depth settings on scrap first so it sinks just barely into surface...too much depth will increase splitting.
Aside from pre drilling, there are screws; Splitstop is one brand that are thin and will have a notch on them that resembles a drill bit, it removes
enough material to help stop splitting. Prob end up req drilling anyway.
Having said that, I wouldn't do it any other way then 18g brad nailer and wood glue, you could prob get an 1/8 inch from edge w/o splits. You could
Prob blast it together in 2 min.
edit on 1 by Mandroid7 because: typo
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