I have been searching but not finding much. Does anyone have tips for working with chicken wire? For example, we are making a wooden brooder box with hinged lids. The lids have a cut-out and I want to cover that with chicken wire. (I am not talking hardware cloth, with the small squares. I mean the hexagonal 1" holes in poultry fencing.)
I tried to use a slap stapler - apparently I have really bad aim, ha ha! It was quite frustrating. I then moved on to a Bostitch stapler but the staples were too long. I will make a trip to the hardware store tomorrow to see if they even make shorter ones. Figured a compressor ought to do the trick - take THAT, you stupid wire!
But seriously - even if I can figure out how to attach the darn thing more easily, there is still the issue of having a "finished edge" that won't cut me to shreds when all is said and done. I've tried to fold it under, but either I'm not very good at that or it just doesn't lend itself to it.
How do you attach it so it's flat, smooth, and has nice edges?
Edited by cjstanman - 2/6/11 at 7:03am