- Nov 3, 2018
- Brooklyn, New York USA
I use a slightly different version for small scales treenails. I insert the sharp point of the black pencil into a hole (lightly turn both ways) and use wood putty to close the hole. Then scrape the excess.A great way to do small plank nails (especially in small scale) is to just drill the holes and then lightly sand the deck. The sawdust will fill the holes quite well, and a light brush of oil or finish will darken them, making a crisp but quite small nail without a huge effort. Yours are looking great, but just offering one more option to consider.