How to Glue Wood to Rocks

Outdoor, woodworking and home decor projects sometimes require gluing wood to rock. Creating a strong bond between the surfaces is essential to the look and functionality of the finished project. A two-part epoxy is a fine tool to accomplish this task. Look for an epoxy that will stand up to the elements your project will be put in, such as a waterproof epoxy for outdoor projects or a heavy-duty epoxy for heavier ones.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rag
  • Sandpaper
  • Two-part epoxy
  • Popsicle stick or scrap wood
  • Clamp or duct tape

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Clean the rock of any dirt or debris using a rag soaked with rubbing alcohol. Allow the alcohol to evaporate.

Roughen the rock surface where you will be attaching the wood with sandpaper. This provides a stronger bond.

Mix the two-part epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.

Apply the epoxy to the rock using a Popsicle stick or scrap piece of wood. Place the wood onto the rock.

Hold the wood in place with a clamp. If the piece is too large for a clamp, use a strip of duct tape. Allow the epoxy to set.

Tips & Warnings

  • Mix and apply the epoxy in an area with proper ventilation.
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