Wood glue: how to do it cleanly and easily.

Gluing is a simple and very often necessary operation, here are some tips for gluing wood:

DIY Category: Collage

Difficulty level: 1/5 (1/5 is very easy)

Duration: 10 minutes of work to glue two pieces of wood (not counting the drying time).


Can gluing wood be useful for repairing chairs or furniture, installing baseboards or moldings?

In order to glue wood, two stages are important, the first is the preparation of the parts to be glued, and the second corresponds to drying.

The steps for gluing wood are:

  1. Locate the bonding areas on the two parts to be bonded.
  2. The surfaces of the two parts to be glued must be flat, otherwise flatten them.
  3. To facilitate the adhesion of the glue, clean the surfaces to be glued with a cloth and acetone (to degrease).
  4. Apply wood glue over the entire contact surface, in one of the two parts.
  5. Spread the glue over the entire surface of the wood
  6. Place the two pieces to be connected, in the desired position and press firmly.
  7. Use a shim pliers (to avoid direct contact of the pliers with the parts to be glued and therefore not to mark them) to keep the parts stuck.
  8. Wipe off excess glue around the area of ​​the joint to be patched.
  9. Leave to stand for at least 24 hours.

Necessary tools:

  • Wood glue
  • Tissue
  • Acetone (optional)
  • Pliers
  • Wooden nativity scenes

Recommended product:

Product sold in supermarkets: glue for 750 g bottles for less than € 7.

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  • Bottle of Pattex-Classic wood glue 750 g-Transparent Price: Available on Amazon.com
  • Sader Fast Wood Glue, Transparent – Price per 250G bottle: 5.79 EUR
  • Titebond LS8288 Wood Glue price: 12.41 EUR
  • Pattex Glue Bottle-Express 750g-Transparent Price: EUR 7.99

Find other articles on glues:

  • Different glues
  • Metal glue
  • Porcelain glue
  • Glue a seam

Judicial advice:

Some products are dangerous: follow the precautions for use

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