What Size Timber Tie Nail For Landscaping?


Grip Fast® 12" Bright Smooth Shank Common Spike Nails at Menards® These nails are for use in landscaping, retaining walls, fences and applications that use 4-5" thick landscape timbers or railroad ties.


Purchase your landscape timbers, steel rod (rebar), and landscape spikes (giant nails). Landscape timbers come in 8′ lengths, so to make things easy, with less cutting, try a pad that’s in dimensions of 8′ or 12′, such as 8′ x 8′, 8′ x 12′, or 12′ x 12′. The above pad is 12′ x 12′.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are 12 inch nails used for?

Primary applications included securing railroad ties, landscaping timbers and thick members used in log home construction.

What kind of nails do you use for landscape timbers?

Landscape timbers can be secured with timber screws to create a raised flower bed. Landscape timbers are used for many outdoor projects, often as edging or stacked several rows high to construct sturdy landscape structures. Holding the timbers in place and securing them to each other requires sturdy hardware.

How big of nails do I need for wall framing?

The number of nails will depend on the size of timber being fixed and its application. For stud-work interior wall framing using 75x50 or 100x50mm timbers I would use 75mm - 100mm round wire nails. I would nail two into one side, then one from the other in the middle of the timber.

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