How to attach hardware cloth to a wood frame?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Winter, May 27, 2008.

  1. Winter

    Winter Out Of The Brooder

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    I am making panels for my run out of wood and want to attach the wire to them. What is the best way? Fencing nails or staples of some sort? I have a hand held heavy duty stapler but not an air compressor. Basically I have a hammer, drill and skill saw.
    Thanks so much for any construction advice!
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    We went to Lowes and got fence nails and used a hammer. I feel like it's a lot stronger than staples. JMHO
     
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get by with a staple gun in some areas. Where there are stress points I used manual hammer-in galvanized staples.
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Ok! I am a girl and my hubby is at work so I can't ask him the PROPER name but... He used screws and something that looks like a washer. Its round and flat and has a hole for the screw small enough to keep the head from slipping through. So I would say use a flat, shiny washer thingy!![​IMG]
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    thechickenchick that is exactly what it is called...a washer [​IMG]



    I would use galvanized U staples and a hammer.
     
  6. Winter

    Winter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I have never seen the manual nail in staples but that sounds good. So do these washer things...are they just regular washers? That might be a lot of work though, all those screws....
     
  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    GO to Lowes and look in the section where nails and screws are sold. They come in 1lb boxes so get a few. I think we used about 3 on our small coop. We got the smallest fence nail they had the others were to big. l_l they look like that.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We used galvanized hot dipped U staples and a hammer.
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Gee! So I did know what I was talking about![​IMG] Thanks! Hubby used a drill so the "screwing" didnt take all that long! [​IMG]
     
  10. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Here's how my hubby did it. He used screws with washers:

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