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Old 12-04-2020, 10:39 AM   #1
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Cabinetry Fasteners

Has anyone here used a finish nailer or stapler to install theIt interior? I was going to do this, but started thinking about vibration loosening things up.

What did you use?
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:11 PM   #2
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I'm going to use small finishing nails (1/2" 16 ga) to attach small, lightweight pieces of trim, but the main stuff is all attached with screws. I'm worried about vibration loosening things up even with the screws.
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:19 PM   #3
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All my cabinetry is 3/4" plywood biscuit-joined, glued and screwed with corrosion-proof deck screws.

Some joints are not glued so I could theoretically disassemble strategic components.

The only fastener I'd use for cabinets, interior paneling, partitions etc. is glue and screws.
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:27 PM   #4
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We used a brad nailer to install trim and beadboard (to fasten beadboard to luan panels that were screwed to the ribs). We used drywall screws to put together the divider walls, which we made out of luan and 1x2 lumber. We didn't use a ton of adhesive, really. Anything heavy (cabinets, etc) is attached to the ribs and/or floor with self tappers. We went through boxes upon boxes of various size drywall screws, IIRC.
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:18 PM   #5
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have you heard of a kreg jig? well, if not, get one

they have kreg screws too, which work very well.
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:34 PM   #6
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have you heard of a kreg jig? well, if not, get one
I endorse this. An invaluable tool.
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