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Forum topic by fuzzface posted 10-29-2019 04:02 PM 423 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fuzzface

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10-29-2019 04:02 PM

Greetings to my fellow LJ’rs. Question for the group. What is the best way to glue cork to MDF or plywood. Thanks in advance for your help.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!


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#1 posted 10-29-2019 04:10 PM

I would go with a panel adhesive like liquid nails or maybe even “FLEX GLUE”. (As seen on TV)

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#2 posted 10-29-2019 05:19 PM

Not really sure what you are doing but when I worked for that School District we made tons of cork boards for the classrooms. We made all sizes up to 4’x8’. The cork came on big rolls 48 1/2 wide 100 feet long maybe more and was 1/4 inch thick.
The cork was overplayed on to plywood and fasten with contact cement.

You need to be more specific with you question. What kind of cork?

https://youtu.be/r4NrzwjTpz4

Going on MDF I’d use solvent based contact glue

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fuzzface

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#3 posted 10-29-2019 05:44 PM

Alaska….actually doing about the same thing you were doing….making cork boards for our Sunday School. Got 1/4 cork panels about 2ft x 3 ft. Would you cover the entire surface with contact cement, or just in a few spots? Done a lot of woodworking, but haven’t used cork before. I’m afraid of the cork sucking up all the glue.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

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#4 posted 10-29-2019 08:23 PM

I used 3M spray adhesive to attach thin cork sheet to my wooden vise jaws and it worked well. Sprayed both surfaces and let them sit for a couple of minutes until the adhesive was tacky, but not dry. Then pressed them together and smoothed with a J-roller.

YMMV with thicker cork and larger application though.

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#5 posted 10-29-2019 08:29 PM

+1 for contact adhesive.
Apply the same as you might any other laminate.

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#6 posted 10-29-2019 08:30 PM



Alaska….actually doing about the same thing you were doing….making cork boards for our Sunday School. Got 1/4 cork panels about 2ft x 3 ft. Would you cover the entire surface with contact cement, or just in a few spots? Done a lot of woodworking, but haven t used cork before. I m afraid of the cork sucking up all the glue.

- fuzzface

Before we got the canister spray on glue we double coated the cork. The canister spray on glue
is probably too expensive for your use. The beauty of the spray on glue is time saving. Spray on one coat on cork and one coat on the Substrate. It ready to stick in 5-10 minutes .

https://youtu.be/7hDYWAm4EG4

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 10-30-2019 12:41 AM

I have glued a lot of cork as a sound barrier under wood flooring. We always use the same glue to glue the cork as we use for the wood flooring. Currently I am using Proflex PWA 200 which is a moisture cured urethane adhesive. Another adhesive we us a lot is Bostiks Best. Bostiks is also sold in caulking type tubes. Spread the entire surface of the wood using a 1/8” square notch trowel. You will get about 80 square feet per gallon with the 1/8” trowel. Position your cork and then roll it. This adhesive make take six hours to set up so you so you have a long time to position your cork. Cork is also sold in sheets. I just purchased some 1/4” x 3’ x 4’ sheets that will stay flat. The cork in a roll tends to lift up . I would suggest finding a store that sells flooring products. There is a cork adhesive that is sold, but I have never used it.

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Bostiks-best--Flooring-adhesives-Glues-Glues-tapes/4294417386?refinement=4156712052&cm_mmc=src-_-b-_-prd-_-mdv-_-bing-_-lowe's_for_pros-_-DSA_LFP_PNT_RTG-_-tapes-_-0-_-0&msclkid=201fce796fad16fca81993c1b6947033&gclid=CMWN547dwuUCFQyRgQodWK4Lug&gclsrc=ds

http://www.proflex.us/wordpress/products/adhesives/pwa-200-urethane/

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#8 posted 10-30-2019 01:32 AM

How big is the board you are gluing the cork to? My first thought would be contact cement but there is little room for error cuz once it’s stuck it’s stuck. So if you can lay the board on top of the cork and trim it once you’ve applied it to both surfaces that’s a good choice. Otherwise I’d consider 4wood’s option. IMHO.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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