Re: Popping Drywall Nails - Suggestions Please
When wood shrinks around a wire nail, it gets tighter, not looser. Windsor chair makers know this and use green wood for the seats and dry wood for the turnings. The shrinking hole grips the tenons the same way it tightens around the nail. Ever tried pulling, Oh, 10,000 nails from a barn that was framed with green oak lumber? I did that job this spring. There's nothing tighter than a nail driven in green oak.
You'll have to give this some thought, then explain rationally how a hole in green wood ends up bigger after the wood shrinks.
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