I am working on a small shelf unit for storing CDs, DVDs, and video tapes.
The unit that is presently sitting in clamps is 32' high and 23" wide. The
shelves are 6 ¼" deep. The wood is ash. The shelves are set in dados across the
I am using Titebond II, applied to the inside of the dados and the ends of the
shelf boards. Each of the four shelves fit well and I used four bar or pipe
clamps per shelf on the outside of the uprights to keep everything together
while the glue set. There was a small amount of "cup" in the uprights that I
was able to draw in with the clamps. The joints are tight enough that I got a
little ooze on each of them. After curing for 24 hours, can I expect the bond
to hold, or will I get a nasty surprise when I remove the clamps?
I have not used any mechanical fasteners.
Thanks for any illumination into what to expect when I pull the clamps.
New Eagle, PA