Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Near Boston, Massachusetts
A note on hide glue: I can't find the link right now, but I saw photos and (I think) video of a guy who decided to test the waterproof qualities of Titebond and hide glue. He used both to glue veneer onto a board, then set the board on his deck in the rainy season. After a week or so, he brought them back inside. Obviously both pieces were pretty well destroyed, but the hide glue had held on at least as well as the Titebond. I'll keep looking for the link, but I wouldn't worry too much about how waterproof hide glue is. Remember that it needs both water and heat to turn liquid again, so unless you're building furniture for a sauna (or live in a rainforest) it will probably be fine. That's not personal experience, of course, but again, I wouldn't stress about it.
I also don't buy it, because I like the longer shelf-life of PVA, so, you know... take this with a big grain of salt.