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Old 04-30-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
 
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Best Fasteners to use for Cedar fence?


I'm wondering whether to nail or staple the slats of my cedar fence. I'm leaning more towards staples. Does anyone have any suggestions on what size or type?
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What is the dimension of the slats? of the posts?
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4 x 4 posts
2 x 4 cedar stringers
1 x 6 cedar slats
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I'd use 2" or 2-1/4" galvanized box nails for the slats. Box nails are a little thinner than common nails so have less tendency to split the cedar. If the cedar is dry or you are nailing within the last couple of inches of the slat you may need to predrill to stop splitting.
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