Clavos is the Spanish word for nail. But, the clavos that are now used in modern construction are very different from traditional nails. The term clavos now refers to decorative nails that are used in all types of construction. You can find clavos for cabinets, doors, fences, and so much more. This article explains the different types of clavos and how they are best used:
Functional clavos are rare and hardly ever used in modern construction. That is, there aren't many manufacturers who are still making clavos that can be used as actual fasteners. Those that you can find aren't unsalted only suitable for a small project, like a birdhouse or cigar box. Of course, these are wooden items that don't really need too much structural integrity and they don't need to meet any sort of weight bearing regulations. When it comes to building something like a fence or door, you need to make sure your fasteners are fully functional. So, you can use functional fasteners like screws or nails, and then add decorative clavos to add some flair to your project.
Decorative clavos are a fun and easy way to add some extra flair to your wood project. Most clavos have large nails head with a small tack-like nail. This means that you can take the clavos into the wood quite easily. Most clavos will have a polished head that you will not want to damage when adding it to the wood. Because of this, you should use a rubber mallet to attach your clavos.
You can also strategically place your screws or nails right where you will add a decorative clavos. This way the screw or nail head will be easy to cover up with the large clavos head.
Coordinate with Your Hardware
Clavos look the best when they match with other hardware attached to the wood. For instance, on a wood door look for clavos that have the same finish as the door knob and hinges.
Clavos are a fun and affordable way to add some extra style to any piece of wood. If you use them tastefully they can make a generic, modular cabinet look custom and unique. Likewise, on a fence, they can add a level of cohesion when match with other metal features, like the hinges and bindings. The great thing about clavos is that they are easy to apply and remove.
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