V-Nails are uniquely shaped wedges used to join the mitred joint. When the V-Nail enters the timber the V shape is deflected outwards to open it out slightly. As the V-Nail tries to come back to its original shape, the joint is pulled tightly together. The V-Nails have a teflon strip to lubricate it as it enters the timber.
It is desirable to use a V-Nail which is about 50-60% of the moulding height. Two V-Nails can be "stacked" on top of one another and the two different sizes can be used in the same joint when using the BenchMaster or PushMaster. Place the first V-Nail close to the rebate or front and the second one about half way across the mitre. Never nail in the back or outer 1/4 of the joint. More "holding power" is obtained from V-Nails placed near the rebate. V-Nail only in 2 positions, this is all that is necessary for most frames.
Use FrameCo Backing Nails for large frames and heavy items. FrameCo Flexipoints are flexible and ideal for needlework or when you want to re move the picture, eg. photo frames.