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Old 08-13-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Attaching Wood Trim To Concrete?


Was looking for any ideas on how to attach would trim to concrete?
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I lay the trim on the concrete and drill very small holes through it and hit the concrete just enough to make a mark. I then remove the trim and drill those holes out to 1/8th" about 1 1/2" deep. I then tap wood shims into the holes. Now you can place the piece of trim back on the wall and use 4d hand finish nails through the tiny holes that you had made. Make sure when you pick the drill for the holes in the trim that it's not too big as to not grab the 4-6d nail that you'd use.

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I lay the trim on the concrete and drill very small holes through it and hit the concrete just enough to make a mark. I then remove the trim and drill those holes out to 1/8th" about 1 1/2" deep. I then tap wood shims into the holes. Now you can place the piece of trim back on the wall and use 4d hand finish nails through the tiny holes that you had made. Make sure when you pick the drill for the holes in the trim that it's not too big as to not grab the 4-6d nail that you'd use.
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Don't forget a little PL in there
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dont, the wood will rot
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Use AZEK instead of wood for trim too.
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Will priming the back of the trim help?
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Whoops, I didn't look at the OPs trade, I was thinking about interior trim. Seeing as he is a mason it's most likely outside. I would agree with others posting in here, go with Azek and be sure to account for expansion/contraction.

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Whoops, I didn't look at the OPs trade, I was thinking about interior trim. Seeing as he is a mason it's most likely outside. I would agree with others posting in here, go with Azek and be sure to account for expansion/contraction.
Ya, for some reason I was picturing it in a garage. OUTSIDE didnt even cross my mind. Too early..in..morning...

Composite material and PL. Stainless screws/nails.

It's kinda hard to say what you would need. Your description is very vague.

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