Wood Glue

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Wood glue, also known as carpenter's glue, is the unsung hero of the woodworking world. While decorative features and exotic wood species may grab all the attention, wood glue quietly holds it all together, creating strong and durable bonds that can withstand the test of time. Whether you're building a simple bookshelf or a custom cabinetry masterpiece, wood glue is the glue that binds your vision into reality. We stock a selection of Everbuild high-quality wood glue products suitable for a variety of wood types. 

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What Is Wood Glue? 

Wood glue is the perfect solution for bonding wood together. From polyurethane to weatherproof options, there's an array of strengths and forms that you can use for both carpentry projects and domestic needs alike. 

Not only are many types sandable and paintable or staining-friendly but most wood glues are also designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, broadening the scope of carpentry and joinery capabilities. 

For full guidance, application method and to ensure optimal results, especially when using outdoors, please be sure to consult the brand instructions provided on the container.

Types of Wood Glue

There are several types of wood glues available, each with its own unique properties and uses. 

For example, some adhesives are perfect for attaching doors, cabinet panels, stair treads and handrails; while others work best when bonding plastics and laminate to wood panelling such as MDF or plywood.

Some of the most common types of wood glue include:

  • PVA glue: This type of glue, also known as white glue or carpenter's glue, is the most common type of wood glue. It is water-based and dries clear, making it a good choice for projects where appearance is important. PVA wood glue is easy to use, has a long working time, and creates a strong bond between wood pieces.
  • Polyurethane glue: Polyurethane glues are excellent for creating strong bonds in end grain connections of wood. They foam up and penetrate deep into the grain, ensuring a tight hold that won't let you down. However, there's definitely an art to using them - not every job calls for this type of adhesive. 
  • Cyanoacrylate glue: This type of glue, also known as super glue, is a fast-drying adhesive that creates a strong bond between wood pieces. While it offers a strong bond, it's not quite permanent, so we don't suggest utilising this adhesive as the sole solution to your jointing woes. But on those occasions when you need quick fixes while other glues are drying—CA glue comes in handy!
  • Epoxy glue: Epoxy is an incredibly versatile adhesive, offering scores of possibilities to woodworkers and DIYers alike. It can be used on wood as filler or sealant to create an enduring waterproof connection - perfect for tables or furniture! After the full curing period has elapsed this waterproof wood glue can even be sanded down or drilled without compromising its durability.

Discover our reliable range of wood glue products and other sturdy building materials via the on-page filters and navigation bar. Filter through our collection and find the product that best suits your project. 

Frequently Asked Wood Glue Questions

How To Prevent Wood Glue From Drying Up? 

Products such as Gorilla Wood Glue feature an innovative lid to prevent drying out. This unique cap stops drying and prevents blockages. 

If your chosen product does not boast this same feature, we advise always securing the cap after use and storing the glue in a dry and cool area. 

What Are Type 1 & 2 Wood Glues?

Wood glues come in two distinct varieties: Type 1 and Type 2. 

The former is waterproof, while the latter offers water-resistant protection. Both can also sustain a moderate amount of heat without breaking down.

How Long Does Wood Glue Take To Dry? 

Depending on the wood, climate conditions and glue used, drying time can range from 10 to 30 minutes. While this may seem fast, remember not to confuse drying with curing; while one is completed in a matter of minutes, it takes up to 24 hours for wood glue to cure. 

Can I Remove Excess Glue After It Dries?

We've all been there; applying too much glue is a common joinery mishap. Luckily, you can shave hardened glue and remove it using a scraper or sandpaper. However, it is essential to be gentle to avoid damaging the wood surface.

Can I Mix Different Types Of Wood Glue?

It is not recommended to mix different types of wood glue as they may have different curing times and chemical compositions, which can result in an ineffective bond. It is best to use one type of wood glue for a project.

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