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Forum topic by BobD posted 09-03-2011 08:24 AM 1387 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2011 08:24 AM

Will yellow glue adequately glue two pieces of wood, Oak in my case, together. Usually yellow glue is applied to bare wood to achieve a good bond. If yellow glue is applied to a stained surface in the joint area will it hold? No real pressure will be applied to the joint. I’ll be using Titebond II yellow glue.

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 09:25 AM

It will not be as strong with the stain (or anything else) in the wood fibers / cells.

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 02:22 PM

David is correct, the glue sticks to whatever the surface is. the queston would be. how good is the stain sticking to the wood and is the stain an oily surface. i made that mistake many years ago. the piece broke apart and i had to resurface the edges and start over. i would not advice it.

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 02:28 PM

If you haven’t stained yet, tape off the glue area before you stain. This way you’ll still have a strong glue joint.

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 03:08 PM

If You are conserned about the surface, You can clean with a cleaner. I try to give the surface a sand with 80 grit paper, and clean dust off. It will help the glue grab a bit better!

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 04:56 PM

Go back to raw wood on those joints. The consequences are life-changingly apocalyptic.

-- jay,

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 05:23 PM

I respect the advice the others have given so far and they are right.


I have occasionally used waterbased stain before glueing to get around the problem of wood not taking the stain well. I carefully roughened the surface in the glue areas and have never had any problems with it. I wouldn’t recommend oil based stains though! And what you said: “No real pressure will be applied to the joint.” should be true :-)

Good luck with whatever decision you make!

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#7 posted 09-03-2011 05:31 PM

I use Gator Glue for these kind of bonds. Its pretty strong stuff

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#8 posted 09-03-2011 07:44 PM

I think Jay is taking this a little too serious,,

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