Much of the furniture I make requires nails; chests and boxes in particular. Most everything except chairs. I have written before about the nails I use – https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/for-some-work-cut-nails-dont-cut-it/
It’s simple really – nice handmade furniture gets better with hand-made hardware.
Somewhere around here is a small pile of hand-wrought nails that I hope to use to assemble the drawers for the chest I’m currently building. I just can’t find them right now. If I had any sense at all, I’d have learned years ago how to make my own. You can, with George Paré, another one of our Plymouth CRAFT friends. So Mothers, tell your children, not to do what I have done… learn to make your own nails.