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How to Attach Metal to Wood

Use these step-by-step instructions to attach metal to wood. All you'll need is a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets, a drill and a drill bit to complete the project.

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  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Drill a Hole

Drill a hole through the metal and into the wood.

drill hole through metal and into wood

Step 2: Attach the Metal

Place the rivet in the nozzle of the rivet gun and insert it into the hole. You may have to pull the trigger several times before the rivet is secure.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 several times down the length of the metal to attach it to the wood.

secure the rivet in metal