veneer box nails

Veneer box nails differ from common bright nails of the same size in having a very large flat head, a needle point, and a shank with a thinner gauge. Usually they were cement-coated. They were used to make “hoopless orange boxes” out of very thin wood.

Gauge Number
in a pound
4d 14 435

Bethlehem Wire Nails and Other Wire Products. Catalog W-3.
Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Steel Company, September 1935.

Identical information in catalog W-1, 1928.

Manual of Carpentry and Catalog of American Nails, Wire, Barbed Wire, Staples, Tacks, Poultry Netting, Etc.
American Steel and Wire Company, 1922.


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