Fastening Small Crown Returns
First Post on this forum.
I'm remodeling a 3600sq ft colonial right now and I'm in the process of building the head mouldings for above the all of the doors. I'm using a 2" crown, which obviously needs to be returned on the ends. I'm concerned about splitting the returns if I use an 18 gauge brad nailer. On the other hand, I don't want the miters to open up if I just glue the returns in place.
Is gluing sufficient? --Or should I just drop the $ for a 23 gauge pin nailer?
Thanks for the input.