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Forum topic by sunadmn posted 02-03-2018 04:57 PM 430 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sunadmn

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02-03-2018 04:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question teak finishing veneering

Howdy all!

NooB here and have possibly a silly question, but I must ask. I am currently remodeling our master bath and have decided to build a new vanity. We are going for a modern/mid-century look and have decided we love the look of teak for the bathroom.

My question is what type of glue would be best for veneer in a bathroom?

Cheers,
-Stephen


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#1 posted 02-03-2018 05:42 PM

Plastic resin glue would be a good choice.

You may want to consider paper backed
veneer and contact cement.

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 07:17 PM

Unless you have some experience with using natural veneer I would stay with the commercial veneers with a backing and use spray on contact cement. Just be careful because once the two parts touch there is no separating them. Do not use ordinary wood glue or hide glue.

Plastic resin will work but it can be hard to work with if you haven’t used it before and in certain circumstances it can release Formaldehyde and requires good ventilation. Because it is water proof it is commonly used in boat building and making plywood. Here is some good info on it. https://www.christinedemerchant.com/adhesive-glue-urea-formaldehyde.html

My question is have you priced real teak? Amazon shows it at $140 for a 4×8’ sheet. That may change your mind.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 07:43 PM

Why not build it out of Teak plywood?

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#4 posted 02-04-2018 01:10 AM

+1 Tony. If you aren’t experienced with veneering, teak plywood is your best bet.
If you are going to veneer, hide glue or plastic resin are the best.
Hide glue requires less clamping pressure (none if you learn to hammer veneer) and is reversible. Plastic resin glue is good but requires lots of pressure and you can’t fix mistakes.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 02-08-2018 04:12 AM

Thanks all for the advice and quick reply.

I’m starting to lean more towards getting a veneered plywood as I don’t want to mess up a project of this scope and have the wife on my case about it.

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