Wooden Nails

I'm familiar with using wooden dowels to join together pieces of wood. But the existence of wooden nails that can be driven in with a hammer or nail gun is new to me.

Why use wooden rather than metal nails? In most applications I'd imagine that metal nails are just fine (and much cheaper), but the wooden ones apparently have some advantages. They won't corrode; they'll flex with the wood; will look better; and aren't going to dull a saw blade if you accidentally cut through one.

More info: fastenerandfixing.com
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 24, 2023
     Category: Engineering and Construction

It seems that the biggest advantage is that they bond with the wood, unlike steel nails that are held in place just by friction,
Posted by ges on 12/24/23 at 12:38 PM
As someone attempting to correct decades of poor remodeling jobs on an older home, I go to bed each night praying that whoever invented ring-shank nails spends eternity in perpetual torment (preferably something involving being squished between two beds of nails, one frozen by liquid nitrogen and the other heated to nearly the melting point of steel).

These wooden nails would be worse!
Posted by Phideaux on 12/24/23 at 01:28 PM
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