Asked on Oct 11, 2016

How do you attach metal to wood with staple gun?

Joyce Bell
by Joyce Bell
I have created my own design to go on my bench. The bottoms are fixed into holes that I drilled into wood at the bottom. But the tops spring out, so I need to attach to top wood?
Thats what I used.
  16 answers
  • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Oct 11, 2016
    so far??
  • Sandra girten Sandra girten on Oct 11, 2016
    I'm not positive what you are attempting to do, but there are staple guns that will use U shaped staples. (cable wire installers use these)
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Oct 11, 2016
    Longer heavy duty staples or U brads should work. You could also consider drilling small holes and threading wire though and tie off on back.
  • Janet AF Janet AF on Oct 11, 2016
    Sorry don't understand your goal. My first thought was put a piece of wood on the front and back with the wire in between (like a sandwhich) then staple or screw the two pieces of wood together.
  • Kathy Lovenburg Kathy Lovenburg on Oct 11, 2016
    What are you specifically trying to staple the metal into? Are you wanting the spirals at the base of the picture holder to only show on the outside of the wood, or are you trying to tack the spirals into the top of the wood so that multiple picture holder are on a piece of wood. Sorry, I think we need just a little more info to help 😉
  • Janet AF Janet AF on Oct 11, 2016
    Sorry don't understand what you are up to
  • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Oct 12, 2016
  • Alison Alison on Oct 12, 2016
    If you are attempting to attach the wire hearts etc to the back of the bench as a decoration the U shaped staples as mentioned previously or drilling small holes into the wood and threading wire around your decoration and tying off at the back, also previously mentioned, would work.
  • Ag Castor Ag Castor on Oct 12, 2016
    It's not at all clear what you are planning. Could you be more descriptive and share more photos? Then maybe you'll get some useful ideas.
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Oct 12, 2016
    I think I see what you are trying to do. The top pieces need to be "tacked" to the top board on back. Go to your hardware store and ask for wire brads, in the electric department. Can't tell how thick your wires are so take along a piece of the wire you used to make them. The ones used in picture are too wide, to me anyway. The brads are like U's, may be a little flat looking across bottom. You may want to hold them with a pair of needle nose pliers while hammering them in. Sometimes you can find a stapler with rounded staples.
  • Ter7128551 Ter7128551 on Oct 12, 2016
    You might want to try a really strong glue.
  • Jpy11082745 Jpy11082745 on Oct 12, 2016
    Try liquid nail
  • Jpy11082745 Jpy11082745 on Oct 12, 2016
    You can find in aNY hardware store, walmart, Lowe's , home depot, in comes in a tube like caulking
  • NancyMaria NancyMaria on Oct 12, 2016
    What about clear caulking, or hot glue.
  • Ag Castor Ag Castor on Oct 13, 2016
    The poster is in England, so probably not dropping in to Home Depot or MallWart anytime soon. 😀
  • Iti Fox Iti Fox on Oct 15, 2016
    Use fencing staples, you should be able to find them in any hardware store. They a metal, in various sizes, and you pound them in with a hammer. The use them to attach fencing wire to the wood post. Old school. If the prongs arent long enough to fit over your wire and secure to the wood, then you could use upholstery tacks, also put in with a hammer. Make a short wire with a ring on each end and use a staple in each ring, on either side of your wire designs.