Drill Pilot Holes Into the Planks
Continue the hardwood installation for the rest of the room running the boards in the opposite direction using the same method of nailing. As you get close to the wall, there won't be enough clearance for the handle of the pneumatic nail gun, so it will be necessary to drill pilot holes into the planks and hand nail. Once there is not more clearance to drill pilot holes, face nail each board (nailing directly into the top of the boards) and set with a nail set and putty to cover the holes. After the hardwood installation is complete, remove the template from the floor.