This Nail Hack Will Prevent Wood From Splitting

This simple nail hack will help to prevent wood from splitting.

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A nail is basically a wedge. A nail pounded in too close to the end of a board could “wedge” the wood fibers apart and result in an unsightly split. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix to this problem: Turn your wedge into a punch.

Before hammering the nail through the wood, take a few seconds and pound down the tip of the nail. The blunted nail will “punch” through the wood without splitting it.

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