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CudaDude

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05-15-2012 01:20 PM

Hope I put this in the correct forum. Got a question about wood glue on a project I’m begining. The project is a adirondack glider that calls for 2x’s and I plan on using white oak. I have some relatively inexpensive rough cut white oak available in 1X’s that would obviously need to be planed and glued up. Keeping in mind that I live in the constant humidity of the Houston area, should I take a chance with the glued 1x’s (if so, which glue)? Should I just buy the lumber in 2x’s. Or, should I forget about white oak all together and go with another type of wood (hopefully cheaper)? BTW, this glider will be under a covered patio. Thanks in advance.

Gary

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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-15-2012 01:29 PM

I don’t like oak as a rule but cheap white oak is something entirely different. I’m no expert but I’d imagine that if you laminate them and they’re from a different tree, they might move differently and warp. I think I’d probably go with the 2x’s if it was your money:) Titebond III seems to be the go-to glue. I seem to recall an agrument for one of the other Titebonds in outdoor furniture here recently. I’m sure you’ll get your answer. Good luck!!!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 09:06 AM

+1 on Tightbond III or Gorilla glue the urethane kind

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 10:44 AM

As long as the inside surfaces of the laminated
boards are jointed or otherwise flattened, the
board will be strong and likely stable.

Yellow glue may creep from the joints for a few
years. I’d use plastic resin (Weldwood) for it,
but that’s me ‘cause the creep makes me think
of zombies trying to eat my brain.

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 10:46 AM

Cudadude, I am a big fan of Gorilla Glue for waterproof applications. You can submerge that stuff and it will hold its bond.

Oak is a good choice for outdoor use, it is definitely better for rot resistance than pine. Good Luck!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 02:14 PM

Thanks everybody for the responses. Found out last night that the white oak in question has been in my FIL’s lumber rack for about 12 years. Is that going to make a difference.

-- Gary

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Bertha

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 02:43 PM

^It’ll probably make it all the more desirable!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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