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Steve 11-23-2006 02:58 PM

Steel Studs ?
Help Please!

I am in the process of installing a chair rail, HOWEVER during my search for studs and my apparent failure to locate any of the wooden variety I came to the realization that my home is a steel frame construction and in my ignorance forgot that the studs would be steel. What options do I have for tacking the chair rail (or any moulding for that matter) to the wall as I guess finishing nails are out of the question?

Many Thanks in advance for your expert advice!


Big Dave 11-23-2006 08:46 PM

They make small trim head screws which would be your best bet. Predrill and countersink the head and fill.

Here is a link.

Steve 11-23-2006 09:12 PM

Steel Studs
:thumbsup: Thanks a million Dave, your response much appreciated!

AtlanticWBConst. 11-24-2006 05:10 AM

You might also want to use some adhesive along with the trim-head screws....

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