I have to glue a cracked wooden door on a bathroom cabinet. The wood is very
dry. Is it a good idea to slightly dampen the wood with water before applying
carpenter's wood glue (not Gorilla Snot.) When I've glued dry wood in the past,
it seems that the wood sucks the water out of the glue, keeping it from flowing
I've never wet the wood, but some people have done so. Too much water and
the glue will not absorb either. It should be wiped at best, not saturated.
I'd do it dry, saturate the crack or wipe both sides with wood glue, clamp
for at least a few hours.
Keep it dry, apply a slow cure 2 part epoxy and clamp overnight. Clean
excess glue completely after application because epoxies are very
permanent. In a bathroom environment you need a damp proof and very
strong adhesive...nothing beats epoxies for that. Ask any boat owner.
Elmers, Titebond and similar are OK for easy cleanup and average
service. These and others like cyanoacrylates are all useful in my
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