Add Nail Head Trim to Furniture
Bring a high-end look to an upholstered piece of furniture by adding nail head trim.
By: Janell Beals
- chair or other upholstered piece of furniture
- nail head trim
- tape measure
Select Upholstered Piece of Furniture
Choose an upholstered piece of furniture to add nail head trim detailing.
Determine Nail Head Placement
Determine what lines of the chair to accent with nail head trim. Tip: Select area of chair with a solid foundation to secure nails to.
Select Nail Head Trim Style
Choose style and size of nail head trim to complement chair design and fabric.
Position Nail Head Trim
Attach nail head trim at start of line to be covered with trim. Place first nail by pushing into frame.
Continue Line of Nail Head Trim
Continue placing nail head trim along line, positioning nails an equal distance from one another.
Position at Even Intervals
Place nail head trim at even intervals, approximately 1/2-inch to 5/8-inch from nail center to center, depending on size of nail head trim. Use tape measure as a guide. Tip: Space nail head trim to touch or with a space in-between.
Hammer Nail Head Trim
Secure nail head trim into chair foundation with hammer. Tip: Trim can also be applied along bottom edge of chair as an alternative design.
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