Good day all, This is my first post here on BYC. I have designed a coop with the traditional slanted roof. Against my own plans, my SO suggested we use 2x2s for the entire frame (the coop is 3x3, I wanted to use 2x4s). The wood is pine I think (since that's all we've got in this area). We purchased 1.5" aluminum nails to put the frame together. When we attempted to put the frame together, most of the nails bent before they made it even half way through or they angled out and split the wood. Any suggestions for low-tech people with little carpentry experience? Should we be using screws instead? We have a drill, but we have no nail gun, so nails are done manually. All ideas regarding nails/ tools/ wood/ and communication with SOs is greatly appeciated!