When putting frames together I use two brad nailers. I have one set up with 18 ga. x 1-1/4" long brads that I use to nail the top bar to the end bars and the end bars to the bottom bars (divided bottom bars). I have the other stapler set up with 18 ga. x 5/8" brads to fasten in the wedge bar for the foundation. This way I don't have to bother changing different size brads back and forth.
I also use the 1-1/4" brads to tack my hive bodies together once I glue them. These hold the boxes aligned together until I get the 1-1/4" drywall screws all run in.
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