Oh, The Things You Can Do With Glue
By Northumberland Coop
Everyone on Pinterest is going crazy for projects involving white glue and hot glue, but what happened to good ol’ reliable wood glue? This is one of the handiest items to have in your work area.
If you’re new to woodworking, you might be unsure of the best way to use a heavy-duty adhesive like wood glue. But we’re pretty sure that by the end of this post, you’ll be eager to incorporate it into your upcoming projects.
Here are five facts you might not know about wood glue:
- It can replace nails or screws. Yes, glue can replace nails and screws. How is that possible? Quality wood glue can bond multiple pieces of wood together, especially if you’re working on a small-scale project. It’s usually used in conjunction with clamps to be sure everything is held in place until the glue dries.
- It can be an extra set of hands. Sometimes wood glue isn’t strong enough to finish a job, but it’s essential to getting you started. It can act as a holding agent to secure pieces of wood together in exactly the right way while you’re busy drilling pilot holes or fastening bolts.
- It’s virtually invisible. In some jobs, you just don’t want to see a bunch of nails and screws. When wood glue dries, you usually don’t see a trace of it – especially if you mix it with a bit of sawdust first so it dries to match the wood.
- It can repair damaged pieces – even furniture. Not only does wood glue bond pieces of wood together, but it can also fill in cracks or chips on a wooden piece – like a table or chair. Once the glue dries, you can sand off the excess and the area will look as good as new. Let’s see a nail try to do that!
- There’s a glue for every job. Nope, wood glue is not a one-size-fits-all product. Depending on your project and what you’re going to do with the glue – as well as where you’re going to use it – you could want to use different varieties. Some dry quickly, which is great when you’re working at a fast pace. Other glues dry slowly, which is perfect for a job where you want to adjust the pieces carefully before they’re joined.
So what can glue do for you today? There’s no need for any sticky situations! Pop in to see us and we’ll help you pick out the right one for you.
This article was originally posted on www.northumberlandcoop.ca
Northumberland Co-op is a hardware and building supplies store operating under the Timber Mart banner. They also have a garden centre in the summer, and are located at 254 Lawlor Lane in Newcastle, Miramichi.