Finish Nailing: How Does the Finish Stay On?
Issue: Issue 322.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2013
I just don't understand finish nailing. How do you get the finish to stay on the project? I'd have to use about a million nails to hold any stain on there. - Efim Hud Hammer
Saga Jaweer: You are missing the most important aspect of finish nailing: surface prep. Before adding Finnish nails to anything, you have to make sure the wood has experienced high heat and humidity -- a good soak in a sauna will do.