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Old 02-13-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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I ordered Conestoga wood cabinets yesterday, and was told to expect delivery by 2/21. What is the best wood glue for this project.
We've put together small type cabinets before that always came with the glue needed.
There are so many brands out there that I don't know if any have advantages over the other.

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I am not familiar with Conestoga. What exactly do you need to glue to prepare the cabinets? For general gluing in a dry environment (indoors), I usually use yellow glue (known as aliphatic glue). There are numerous manufacturers, Elmers makes it, Titebond makes it (that is the one I use). But aliphatic only works well on wood, it is not suitable for plastic or laminate.

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they are all wood plywood boxes and solid wood front frames and doors.
http://www.conestogawood.com/


They are put together with splines to hold them while the glue dries.

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I prefer Titebond II for cabinetry and furniture.
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thanks. I just found their Facebook page and saw a video of the difference between II and III. They said III gives you a bit more time to make adjustments before the glue dries up fast?
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The original Titebond is fine.
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I like the Elmers wood glue (yellow) it never failed me over all the years I use it. Titebond II is good glue and is used for inside applications, Titebond III is water proof where the II is just water resistant.

I bought a 5 gallon bucket of a wood glue I hadn't heard of years back and it taught me a valuable lesson, stick with what you know works, if it ain't broke don't fix it. We were building hospital couches, the sides were 1 1/2 inch thick butcher block red oak, with the off brand glue, several of the sides fell apart before they left the shop.

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