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Senario: You have this awesome piece of trim that you just pulled off the wall and you want to reuse it. The problem is the nails are stuck in it. How do you get them out? "Duh, simple.", right.....maybe not. Instead of knocking the nails out from back to front, pull them the rest of the way through the board. If you go the "traditional" route there is a chance that this piece of trim will be damaged and that means filler and trying to match stain or paint. A good pair of pliers should give you enough grip to pull the nails straight on through.
So you have finished laying you new hardwood floor in your living room and are now ready for baseboards. No big deal right? Where do you nail? To the floor or to the wall? Floors and walls expand and contract at different rates, so you want to make sure and nail to the wall. It's the same with quarter round or any other trim you are adding around your room. Keep your "new" room looking new and nails where they belong, hidden.
If you are planning on building a structure on concete, please remember to use treated lumber. Also some sort of moisture barrier (between the wood and concete) would be advantageous, like roofing felt, quality house wrap, ect. These things may cost a little more up front, but they will save you in the long run.
Craig Jones, owner of Property Serv LLC. My goal is to better educate the homeowner and to make Richmond a better place to live.