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What glue for LongLeaf Heart Pine?3/10
I have to glue up stair treads on salvaged Long Leaf Heart Pine. The stairs will be interior, finished on both sides. What is a good adhesive? Alternatively, what won't work?
My choice would be Titebond II or III.
I have has d issues with TBII or III raising out of the glue line. Even weeks or months later. III is known for allowing creep, tho that may not be an issue with your treads.
If you are concerned about the resin, then use Urethane glue or other solvent based.
I would use TBI. I have used it on a lot of old Herat Pine, including my houseful of the stuff. Never a problem.
Thank you, David. I didn't know that Titebond II would creep out of edge joints.I need to go look at some old work.
I can't say that TBII or III will creep out of joints every time. I know it did it enough on our butcher block tops that we changed to urethane or plastic resin glue. With 1-3/4" wide strips, you could feel it at every joint. The stock was S4S on a molder, then glued up, so the joints were perfect.
I cannot make it happen for sure, nor can I be sure I can prevent it. The table in my kitchen was glued up Sugar Maple, carbide jointed edges on a real iffy jointer, and 30 yrs later, I can still feel the joint in places. I used to razor scrape it level, only to find it raised again a month later.
Commercially, the stair shop I used to work in bought their treads (Red Oak) from Tennessee, and they were all glued with plastic resin glue. Never a problem.
Yep, what David said. Took me a long time to figure that out, Tb1 or plastic is the way to go.