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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 12-22-2017 06:10 PM 304 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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12-22-2017 06:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glue stained boards

Getting ready to assemble a pallet style platform bed out of 1x EWP. Boards have been sanded, sealed and stained x2 on top face and all edges with water borne stain from General. No protective coating has been applied yet, as my plan is to spray with polyacrylic after assembly.

My plan was to glue the deck boards to the stringers (1×6 to 1×3 flat face to flat face) using TB3 and then hit each joint with 3 brads and maybe throw a quick clamp on here and there if a board is slightly cupped.

Question: Will the yellow glue make a good bond when gluing the boards together when one board face is bare wood and the other has been stained?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Matt

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 06:49 PM

I’d be optimistic. That’s a large gluing area.

With oil stain I would have less enthusiasm
but water based stain doesn’t seem like it
seals the wood much.

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 07:30 PM

I use General Natural as a sanding sealer / pre-stain conditioner on Pine.

But the boards do have a flat appearance and still seem fairly porous.

I could always go back and put some screws in, but they would be visible and I’d rather not.

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