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close this bookNailing and Screwing - Course: Making of Wood Joints. Instruction Examples for Practical Vocational Training
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View the documentPreliminary Remarks
View the documentInstruction Example 01.1. Nailing of a Lath Grid
View the documentInstruction Example 01.2. Nailing of a Halved Frame Corner Joint
View the documentInstruction Example 01.3. Nailing of a Tool Kit
View the documentInstruction Example 01.4. Nailing of a Wall Panel
View the documentInstruction Example 01.5. Screwing of a Carrying Handle on a Tool Kit
View the documentInstruction Example 01.6. Screwing on of a Screw-on Brace

Instruction Example 01.4. Nailing of a Wall Panel

In this instruction example, the covered nailing is practised (assembly work).


planed, chamfered, groove and tongue shaped, with the following dimensions:
thickness: 18 mm
width without tongue: 80 mm
length: 2600 mm

(for two running metres wall panel: 25 off. The substructure 25 mm thick is evenly fastened to the wall to be panelled),

countersunk-head nails 40 mm long



hammer, nail punch, pincers

Measuring and testing means

straightedge, level, plumb line, vernier caliper

Auxiliary means:

spacing strip 15 mm thick, abt. 500 mm long, pencil

Required previous knowledge

reading of the drawing, measuring and scribing, testing

Sequence of operations


1. Prepare the workplace, sort the boards and make them available, check the evenness of the sub-structure according to height and width

Check the completeness of the tools, auxiliary means and materials.

2. Determine the reference line for the first board on the left-hand side, the right-hand rear edge and mark it on the sub-structure with a pencil

Check the left-hand side with the level for evenness, apply the first board, mark the right-hand edge, check the vertical position by means of the plumb line, if necessary, correct, then mark on the sub-structure!

3. Put the spacing strip onto the floor and place the first board on it (groove towards the left-hand side, tongue towards the right-hand side)

The spacing strip ensures the ground clearance of the cross-cut surface of the boards.

4. Mark the nailing points on the first board at the left-hand edge with a pencil, nail and drive in the nails with the punch

Fix the nailing points in accordance with the sub-structure. Drive in the nails straightly and sink them with the prick punch!

5. Nailing of the tongue

Drive in the nails at an angle; as for the last centimeter: drive in the nails with the nail punch!

6. Placing and nailing of the next and all following boards

Put the next board onto the spacing strip, joint it with the first one by slight blows with the hammer against the tongue (use a sectional shim block of wood). Nailing as under 5.! Proceed in the same way with all the other boards!

7. Final check

Nailing of a Wall Panel