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Posted on Driving Cut Nails

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 01:24 PM

Screws hold the wood too tight. They would never allow for enough wood movement. The wood would be splitting after a matter of days.
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i have 7 year old planter boxes on my deck i assembled with stainless screws. not one spilt through 7 years of michigan weather.

im willing to bet that those nails will work their way out.
if your wood splits after a matter of days, youre starting with too high an MC in your wood.

i dont think cut nails are intended for exterior wood work.
as you stated- they are meant for masonry and say that for a reason.
why not assemble the project like millions of people have built outdoor projects for years and years?

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