Illustration: The Art & Science of Proper Toenailing

Originally published by: Journal of Light ConstructionJanuary 8, 2016

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Q: Where should you place the nail when toenailing? The nail should come out at the far corner of the stud, right?

A: The nail should come out in the center section of the stud, as shown in the illustration below.

Place toenails away from the end of the board a distance that’s equal to one-third the length of the nail. Angle the nail so it comes through at the center of the board’s thickness.

Place toenails away from the end of the board a distance that’s equal to one-third the length of the nail. Angle the nail so it comes through at the center of the board’s thickness.

Place toenails away from the end of the board a distance that’s equal to one-third the length of the nail.

Angle the nail so it comes through at the center of the board’s thickness.

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