What would be the best adhesive for gluing Australian hardwoods, such as Merbau, Jarrah, Blue Gum etc?

I have been reading on the internet and some sites suggest the Yellow PVA glue and others suggest the Crosslinked PVa glue. The Aquadhere range doesn't seem to go into specifics ie which adhesive is crosslinked etc.

selleys

01 March 2017, 06:02 AM

Our Aquadhere Exterior is a cross linking PVA and it will form a stronger bond than standard interior. However for tannin rich or oily timbers I tend to recommend Polyurethane adhesive such as our Aquadhere Durabond. The tannins and oils can actually cause a discolouring of the PVAs, this reaction will not occur with Durabond. Durabond also has the benefit of being even stronger than the cross linked pva. In most instances you will find the wood failing before the adhesive does.

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