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If you have ever tried to install nail head trim on a piece of furniture manually, you know how hard it is to get them to go in evenly spaced and straight.
You could use the long strips that have real nails every 5 spots or so, but they never seem to look right to me. You can see where they are attached to each other…and the one that you nail in always seems to look a little different than the others (a little rounder and a little shinier in this case). Also you can’t use them in projects where you don’t want the nails to be right next to each other (like the project below).
Now that I have added nail head trim to a few pieces of furniture (like this silver shelf I made for my bathroom where you can see that the nail heads are not particularly straight), I have finally figured out a way to get the individual nails to go in straight and evenly spaced. And since I’ll be using it again on some upcoming projects (it’s a great way to add some interest to a project that needs a little something extra), I figured I would share how to do it…once you have figured it out, it really isn’t that hard!
Continue reading to find out how to install nail head trim in a straight line with even spacing.