Step 1

Hammer the Nails

Place the nail between your index and middle fingers, with your fingernails facing down (Image 1).

Use a set of needle-nose pliers to grasp the nail while you hammer it (Image 2) or place the nail through the teeth of a hair comb (Image 3).

Place a small lump of clay on the tip of the nail. Move the clay before you drive the nail all the way.

Step 2

Hide the Nails

Use a small hammer to cut a sliver from the surface of the wood (Image 1).

Hammer the nail underneath the sliver (Image 2).

Glue the sliver back down over the head of the nail.