Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

By Lloyd Alter
October 9, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc. Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass produced commodity that contributed to the development of the American housing industry. But they are also a problem; they make it hard to recycle wood, and on finished wood surfaces they are often ugly and can cause staining. Now Beck Fastener has invented something that I would not have thought possible: a wooden nail. You probably couldn’t hit it with a hammer, but it’s part of the LignoLoc system where they fire it with a special pneumatic nail gun.

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