Tips for Using Wood Glue in Joinery

One of the simplest methods of joinery is to glue boards together. While this may not seem like a process that needs much thought, it’s important to realize that there’s no real turning back once the glue has set, which means doing it properly is obviously quite important. The following are a few tips to help you use wood glue:

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    Choosing the right glue – Yellow wood glue is the go-to glue and will usually work for most wood projects. It does, however, have a short working time, which means it will begin sticking after only ten minutes, resulting in the need to work quickly. If a lot of glue surface is needed, then consider a waterproof yellow glue.

  • Clamping your wood – Most of the time, you’ll want to clamp your pieces together to allow the glue to set properly. Different projects require different types of clamps. A basic set of clamps should include 3 pairs of F-clamps, 1 pair of pipe clamps, 2 pairs of quick-grip clamps and 1 pair of flat clamps.

Keep these glue tips in mind. If you need to find wood in Kansas City, make sure that you contact us at Schutte Lumber today.