I am working on the last item to finish in my parents kitchen, the kick
plate. Yes I am still working on their kitchen, but really, the kick plate
is the last item...
There are four separate kick plates and some with funny angles. I had
thought about butt joints with biscuits, or nails or pocket screws. But I
really wanted proper mitres with biscuits, the only problem is, how to
Here is a pic of the four boards for one of the kick plates, just a dry fit
The only problem is, how do I clamp it?
I decided on Mitre Bond for clamps. I applied glue to most of the joint, the
slot and the biscuit. To clamp the joint I put a drop of Mitre Bond crazy
glue at the top and bottom of one side and activator to the top and bottom
of the other side.
I pushed the joint together and held it for 10-15 seconds, viola!
The Mitre Bond will act as a clamp while the PVA glue and the biscuit cure.
If you are wondering how strong the Mitre Bond joint is, I picked up the
entire four piece glueup minutes after gluing the last board and everything
was solid. It will be totally solid tomorrow once the PVA and biscuits have
I know this sounds totally like an Ad for Mitre Bond and if I were a first
time poster you might think it was. I have been around here for a while so
everyone should know this is the first time I have so blatantly plugged a
product. This stuff works and I don't know how else I would have made the
Normal disclosure clause, I have no interest in the product other than
seeing it help others in similar situations.
Every Neighbourhood has one, in mine I'm him!