I recently built a deck for my house out of ipe. I received a great
deal on 1x6 ipe decking ($1.10/lf) and have a considerable amount left
over. I still need to construct the railings and would prefer to glue
up my leftover existing 1" stock into the needed 2" stock instead of
purchasing more wood.
I'd like to know what glue would be the best choice to glue up the
stock. I searched around on Google and found some references to gluing
ipe, but didn't get a good read on what worked best in such an outdoor
application. It seems my options are poly glue, epoxy, and possibly
Titebond III. Having worked with poly glue, I have generally found it a
pain to use and would prefer to avoid it if possible. I have no
experience with epoxy, but it seems as if it might even be more of a
pain than poly. Titebond III looks promising, and would certainly be
the easiest to use considering the large amount of gluing I am facing.
The specs look good, but the website info is unclear on it's suitability
for such applications or woods.
Would Titebond III work fine in such an application? Would it hold up
to the weather being outside year-round? Is polyurethane glue or epoxy
a better choice, even considering the hassle of application? Any
thoughts are appreciated.