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Attach Wood To Concrete Video

Attach Wood to Concrete - Easy with No Anchors

IMPORTANT NOTE: What you see in the video using regular nails should only be done when you know the wood will NEVER GET WET. If you use this method outdoors with treated lumber, then you MUST USE stainless-steel nails or double-dipped hot galvanized nails. You'll have to upsize the drilled hole to 5/16ths or 3/8th inches. Experiment until you have moderate resistance hammering in the nails.

Does your upcoming project require you to attach a piece of lumber to a concrete floor or concrete wall? Not sure how to do it? Here is a very easy method for attaching that wood to concrete without using all those concrete anchors.

You will need a hammer drill, 20 ounce hammer and some 16d nails. Insert a 1/4" masonry drill bit, 4 or 6 inches long, into the hammer drill. Drill through the wood and into the concrete. Pull the drill out occasionally to clear the shavings. Once the hole is drilled, take two nails and place them in the hole. Then drive both nails into the hole at the same time.

Drilling the two nails in at the same time will create a solid connection that will be almost impossible to pull out. Space the holes about 16" to 24" on centers and your wood will be firmly held in place.


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