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post #21 of 26 Old 07-29-2013, 11:18 AM
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Hi everyone,

I have a 40 inch by 1.5 inch piece of poplar, 3/8 inch thick.

I need to nail it on carpeting where the carpet meets hardwood floor. High traffic area.

Can I just shoot brads or should I use thicker finishing nails?

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You may be doing what I think you need to do, but I cannot tell from your description.

The piece of wood should be over the carpet AND over bare wood. A piece used as a threshold like that generally has a thick end that goes over the bare wood and a thinner end over the carpet. I do not see that a piece 3/8" thick would be sufficient for that.

The idea of this piece is to protect the carpet from wear. But while doing this it should also be unobtrusive. Go to a carpet store and see what they look like.

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All that and not a single picture. Whats up with that?
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All that and not a single picture. Whats up with that?
Based upon the posters last post I am thinking that a picture is MOST important. I think I am seeing a very serious safety concern here.

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I sent a picture. Safety was number one concern.

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Picture didn't seem to make it. I'll try again.
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