As the photo depicts, William J. ("Brud")
Snyder is in a bit of a tight spot. A
"free-lance" carpenter from Kinderhook,
N.Y., Brud had the good fortune to get the
job of hanging half-inch CDX plywood on
the gable end of the building on the right.
Besides the sliver of a workspace, we asked
Brud, were there any other problems?
Plenty. For starters, it seems the building
wall on the left isn't a gable end. "Until the
gutters were put up, it made for kinda wet
work with all the rain we had this spring,"
Then there were the nails.
"We used warm-dipped, eightpenny box
nails, and they're tough to nail even when