How to Remove Nails from Reclaimed Wood

Nails stuck in wood that will be used for another project.

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Sept. 28 broadcast:


Andrew in Alabama says, “I recently salvaged some wood from the house my grandfather grew up in. The wood was cut from our family land to build the house in the 1840s. Some of it has OLD square nails that are rusted and brittle.

I tried pulling them, but all of them broke off flush with the wood. I would like to use it to build a piece of furniture.

How do I get the nails out without damaging or wasting much wood?”

We tell Andrew an old tool that may be useful is a Crescent 56 from Crescent Tools.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Sept. 28 show and listen to the full broadcast here.


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