|Forum topic by nailbanger2||posted 03-20-2011 08:15 PM||1788 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-20-2011 08:15 PM
Hi folks, and thanks in advance. I am doing several jobs at a house and the owner had a party in which someone stood on the bar rail in their tiki hut, which then broke off. The rail is made of bamboo with a clear finish (varnish) and was attached to the bar by smaller pieces of bamboo perpendicular to the bar, which then went thru another piece of bamboo into holes drilled into a piece of 1×2 cedar. All these pieces were attached with Liquid Nail (or PL400).
My idea for the fix: clean off all LN, sand ends of bamboo to remove clear finish, replace 1×2 cedar with 1×2 oak, then attach bamboo to oak with Titebond II, probably using a nail (finish, brad, or pin) to hold in place. My question is WILL IT WORK? I’ve never used raw bamboo in anything before, and I only have the pieces that were on the bar, so I can’t test it. Has anyone had any experiences with anything similar.
I’m especially interested if someone says “No, it won’t work” and can then explain why it won’t. Once again, my thanks to all.
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