How to Use Wood Glue

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Wood glue works perfectly for most projects except when you're gluing wood end to end or gluing a short grain side to a short grain side. Make it stick with simple steps from an experienced remodeler in this free video on using wood glue.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Chris Palmer. Today, I'm going to talk about how to use wood glue. Wood glue these days is a really strong powerful way to join two pieces of wood together. The only time it doesn't work great is when you are going end-to-end or short grain to short grain. Everything else works really well. Here's an example of wood that's been glued on it's edge and clamped. And once the glue dries, this is really strong. Here's another example of a glue up. These are all different types of wood that were glued both directions. And this thing will last forever. I'm going to demonstrate a few glue ups with some mitered cuts. So, the glue is really strong, but only until, only after it dries. When this glue is wet, it definitely needs to be held together by some external force. Clamps are very important and helpful with all kinds of different glue ups. A miter splits your end grains, so it's half end grain and half long grain, so it's a stronger joint. Still, it soaks up a fair amount of glue so you want to use plenty of glue when you glue up a miter joint. I'm Chris Palmer. Thanks for watching. That's how you use wood glue.


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