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Guide To Glue And Wood

Guide To Glue And Wood

To make sure your woodworking projects look good and run smoothly, we’ve put together a guide to using glue with wood so you don’t get yourself into a bind.

Let’s look at some of the most common surface combinations and things to think about when you use glue on wood.

How to Glue Wood to Wood

There are many glues that work well with wood. What else you’ll be gluing wood to. Is the bond waterproof? Is it fast enough for you and the glue to set? Will you be able to clamp the pieces in place?

If you can clamp the wood pieces and let the glue set, you should use wood glue. If you need a quick fix, or the parts are too small to clamp, cyanoacrylate glue (super glue) works well and will set almost right away. There are no clamps needed. Mitrapel Glue is a polyurethane glue that can be used for projects that need to be waterproof. Whenever you use glue, always read the directions and follow any warnings or cautions that appear on the package.

How to Glue Wood to Glass

Any time you glue something to glass, think about how any extra adhesive might look. If this is important, you might want to use a clear glue. To make the glass and wood in a window frame waterproof, you can use a silicon glue. If you don’t need something that can stick very well, a hot glue gun might be a better choice. You should clean both the glue and the surface where you want to put it before you start.

How to Glue Wood to Metal

Adhesives made of polyurethane, like Mitrapel Glue, are good for gluing wood to metal because they grow when they dry. Because wood and metal both shrink and expand when there is moisture in the air, the trick is to find an adhesive that is both strong and flexible enough to do the job well. Whenever you use glue, always read the directions and follow any warnings or cautions that appear on the package.

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