6560Treenailing? WAS: Grain in joints and finishing questions
- Jul 1, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, AlbionWood <albionwood@...>
>I'm guessing from the context that "treenailing" is using some kind
> Most of the 16th c. six-board chests appear to have been
> treenailed; some appear to have used iron nails.
of narrow pegs as if they were metal nails -- but could you
> I use Tremont nails in slightly oversize holes. My main problem isElongated how, please?
> cupping as the boards shrink in dry climates; this is exacerbated
> by my use of 1/2" boards for the sides (to save weight).
> It's possible that
> the peg holes in the tenons were elongated (this is what I usually
> do), but it's also possible that the combination of flexible pegs
> and thick lumber accommodates all the cross-grain movement.
Also, the book which started my thinking about this issue, says
that "when assembing a box or drawer [this is one where the grain of
all four sides is the same] turn the boards so tha annuual rings
curve out [...] The board's natural tendency to cup will keep the
corner joints tight at the edges."
Gillian [grateful with the patience of this group for her questions!]
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