Picket fence DIY. Screws or nails???

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  1. TheOriginalTableLeg

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    Can anybody advise whether to use Screws or nails and if so, any particular type?

    The fence is 3' high picket with wood gravel boards.

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    oh, and the wood is pressure treated.
     
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    Screws all they way for me...nailing (by hand) could just loosen the posts a bit.
    John :)
     
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    personal choice is stainless steel screws, galvanised nails are a bit cheaper and fine, if you can find galvanised annular or ring shank nails then they will grip better than normal nails.

    if hammering nails, a lump hammer on the back of the rail absorbs most of the unwanted shocks from nailing in on the other side
     
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