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Old 09-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Purchased a relaimed wood dining table, and I have a problem


Hello

I do not know where to ask, so I am posting my question here.
I hope some experts can give me advice on this.

I purchased a reclaimed wood table, and it got delivered on July.
I noticed hard thick glue looking thing all over the table surface, and legs 2 weeks ago.
It wasn't there when I got the table delivered...

I honestly do not know what it is...
Can anyone tell me what it is, and what causes this?








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It appears to be in the joints and looks like glue to me.

The only other thing I could see it being was sap leaking out of the wood but that wood looks to dry and old for that.

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It appears to be in the joints and looks like glue to me.

The only other thing I could see it being was sap leaking out of the wood but that wood looks to dry and old for that.
Thank you for the reply.

How can glue leaks out a few weeks later?
Does this mean the carpenter was in hurry or something to build the table, and did not build it properly?
I don't think it's sap, like you said, I am positive that it's glue.
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He never bothered to joint the edges, looks like a mess to me.
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Just for fun---dig out a bit of it and heat it up---see if it melts like hot glue---
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Is the glue plyable or sticky?
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Is the glue plyable or sticky?
No, it's very hard. It's not sticky at all.
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Just for fun---dig out a bit of it and heat it up---see if it melts like hot glue---
I tried to heat it up, and it burnt away. It did not melt down, and get sticky.
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That could be a urethane glue like Gorilla Glue---that type swells as it sets and gives that appearance----still I can't explain why you have experienced swelling so long after the table was made---
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That could be a urethane glue like Gorilla Glue---that type swells as it sets and gives that appearance----still I can't explain why you have experienced swelling so long after the table was made---
Can this kind of glue swell in 1 week? My theory is that the carpenter who built the table used the glue to finish the table, and he delivered it to me next day? Then after 1 or 2 weeks, the glue swells and leak out through the joint gaps? Im not sure if my theory makes sense since I don't know anything about building tables.

Anyway, the carpenter will take it back and repair it. Can this be repairable or it needs to be rebuilt?
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I'm not sure what he has in mind---Sawing it apart at the glue joints ia one option---but will make the table narrower---
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Are you sure it wasn't always there? It could be just a glue that started out clear that's changing color.

Your best bet is to just call the maker and ask.
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Are you sure it wasn't always there? It could be just a glue that started out clear that's changing color.

Your best bet is to just call the maker and ask.
I agree. It seems to me it was probably always there and you never noticed it, possibly because it was clear.
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The builder will take it back and repair it. He is sure that it's an easy repair, but I don't know....I don't know how he will make it look like before.

I didn't see any glue when I first got delivered it. I and my wife stared the table for the longest time, every day for a week because we really liked it.
If there was clear glue on the table, that means that the builder did poor execution of finishing it, correct?

Anyway, I honestly do not know how he will repair it, but we will see.
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It looks like glue, you just simply inform the person from whom you have purchased and simply return it and get the replacement or ask them to clean it and polish the table again.

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