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post #1 of 6 Old 04-06-2016, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Have a customer whom wants one of his glass door cabinets lined with some reclaimed elm.( his flooring) My thoughts was to do a small shiplaped joint after material has been planed to 1/4". The carcass is raw maple interior. Was thinking of a fast grab pl adhesive? Thoughts?

Also thinking maybe a CA glue?

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I think CA glue is too thin for that application. The pl adhesive would work if you allowed sufficient drying time. Usually with that type glue you have to stick it and then pull it off for a few moments to allow air to get to it and then re-stick it. If the flooring fits well you might lay the cabinet on it's back and use a resin glue. If you can't lay it on it's back you might pin it on the tongue like flooring is done. It would be expensive but you could also use two part epoxy.
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Stick with your original PL glue. I've used LocTite PL glue on a few projects and it's an amazing product. I built a country hutch for our kitchen and used it to glue cherry flooring boards as a back. It is a 40 inch wide glue-up and has survived 3 years of NH seasonal wood movement. It remains flexible and still holds. The only draw back to PL glues (Liquid Nails is another)... it expands as it sets so stay on top of this issue.

Its' never hot or cold in New Hampshire... its' always seasonal.
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Hmm. Forgot about the expanding of the PL. That might be a problem. I've got a tube so ill test to see how much is rises. I have 1/2" glass shelves that need to go in( already ordered($600 worth) with 3/32 of clearance. PL may foam up too much.

Epoxy could work. Worried about set up time w/o clamps.Might have to pin.
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Could you maybe leave the material a little thicker and make it tongue and groove? Then you could pin it through the tongue just like flooring. I've seen tongue and groove as thin as 3/8".
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