Method one. With the butt of an ax. To be honest, we doubt you have an ax in your house, since there was no hammer. But still this is the most suitable and convenient way, because you are not a martial artist who can drive a nail into the board with his palm.
Method two. A purely feminine approach is to use what’s in the kitchen. A hammer is perfect for beating meat. It’s only better if it is made of iron. Or an ordinary rolling pin for rolling out the dough. But it is traditionally made of wood, so it can crack if hit hard. Yes, and traces of a nail on the surface of the rolling pin may remain. Another of the items that are in the kitchen, for hammering a nail, you can use a saucepan with a thick bottom, a frying pan (it is better to use an old good cast iron, it will definitely not bend and the non-stick coating cannot be damaged due to its absence), a baking sheet.
Method three. You can call it primitive. A rock. A large enough stone that is comfortable to hold in your hand. This option can be used if a nail needs to be hammered somewhere in nature, maybe at a summer cottage. Of course, not very convenient, but in extreme cases it will do. Yes, the danger of hitting a nail with a stone increases your fingers significantly..
Method four. If a nail needs to be hammered into a concrete wall, then a drill or puncher is indispensable. A hole is drilled where you can insert a wooden cork, and already a nail can be hammered into it with improvised objects. A laborious way, we think it’s much easier to go to a neighbor for a hammer.
The fifth method. Wrench. Also quite passable for hammering nails, using the flat side of the tool. Conveniently, if the wrench has a long enough handle, then it will turn out to strike with the necessary force, it will be easy to swing. Pliers can be considered as an option, but are less convenient in this case..
Sixth method. If we have already considered the female approach to hammering in a nail without a hammer, looking for suitable items in the kitchen, now we will consider the male version. You can use, for example, a bat or shoes with sufficiently hard soles. Brutal ankle boots or shoes with an iron heel will do. We admit that it will be difficult to hit the head of a nail with a baseball bat with its round shape. But professional baseball players somehow hit the ball flying at great speed!
Method seven. Microscope. Well, yes, this is not at all the item that I would like to spoil. But in a hopeless situation, you can consider this option..
Method eight. Massage comb or brush. Of course, it is better if these objects are metal or at least wooden, because plastic breaks easily. We think you don’t need to be reminded to use the back of the brush on the handle or combs..
Method eight. Mobile phone. Yes, yes, some manufacturers position their smartphones as shockproof, especially resistant, such that at least drive in nails. And some users have already tried to hammer in nails, for example, the old and reliable Nokia 3310. Advice, of course, from the category of “humor” and “better not to do that”, but you wanted to know about all the ways to hammer in a nail without a hammer!