May 17, 2010
Any wooden project that I have built and requires glue, I was so amazed how this glue has a holding power. It is a great product. I have built projects that required either nails or screws and I have decided to use your glue and I was amazed at the results. Your Titebond II premium wood glue is the best glue I have ever used, and I will continue to use this product. Thank you, and keep up the excellant quaily of your product.
November 19, 2012
After retirement I decided to get back into woodworking. We bought another home and there was much to do, including kitchen and bath remodel and building a fairly large library. I've always liked carpentry and woodworking as a hobby interest and gosh knows it's an essential skill for a homeowner. A good woodglue is very important, especially if you're going to be building things rather than buying them. Over these past several years I've added considerably to my skill and much of that has to do with not only cutting wood accurately, but also to have the ability to fabricate, assemble, and even glue up wood stock to make molding trim, and even wide sections like window seats, table tops, etc. (I really don't like using plywood and MDF... real solid wood boards are my preferred stock.) Woodglue has changed dramatically in the last few decades and Titebond has become a major brand for us woodworkers who once relied on stuff like hide glue and other ancient chemistries. Titebond has several products, and their selection for your project is pretty much dependant on whether you're using them indoors or out. Titebond III is a great outdoor glue, but since most of my stuff is interior I prefer thier Titebond II product. It comes in serveral different container sizes, so buy what fits you producton needs, and what will be most economical. But remember that all glues have a shelf life of about a year or so. Titebond II is water resitant, but not water proof. So it's excellent for humidity variations like we have here in the Northeast, but I wouldnt use it outside... go with Titebond III for that. Always use the glue generously to ensure coverage, but don't be sloppy with it; and becareful when clamping, as you certainly don't want to clamp so tightly that you squeeze all the glue out of the seam. I like Titebond for it's consistancy and workability. It is thick enough to coat the edge without quickly absorbing into the grain. And the squeeze-out can be easily wiped or scraped away before it dries completely. There is also a nice, light tack to it which helps in positioning. You don't have to rush, either. I do a lot of edge glueing for corner molding, and joinery. After three or four years I have yet to see a single seam separate. This is really a very good wood glue.
August 13, 2009
I love this glue and have used it for years. It is nontoxic, easy to use, easy to clean up, and inexpensive. It works well in boat building for things above, and not near, the waterline and where water will not pool. I have used it successfully for attaching decks to the hull, wooden blocks, tillers, oars, and other joints that generally stay dry but occasionally get wet. This glue is not waterproof and will fail if left immersed. Do not use it below the waterline or where you expect water to pool, like the bottom chines on a chined design.