|Project by fcampbel||posted 04-20-2010 06:43 PM||3886 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I was searching for lumber to use for a new garden project this spring when I ran across a local manufacturer’s dumpster. This business produces large amounts of redwood scrap. After making a couple of raised beds, to see how it would work out, I read the notice about the Gorilla Glue challenge. I had already been experimenting with Gorilla Glue to make the wooden sides for the beds but many of the wood pieces I had used were too big to meet the rules.
Because I did not want to stray from my outdoor wood projects, I decided to collect redwood small enough to meet the contest rules and make landscape timbers. Since I was still experimenting, I decided to use the scraps with as little milling as possible. By using butt-joints and overlapping the wood scraps, and by not using any mechanical fasteners, I have built three timbers from 2×6 redwood stock using Gorilla Glue alone.
After allowing the glue to cure, I trimmed and planed the timbers to their final dimensions.