I've been asked to build a wood gate for one of my builders out of western
red cedar. The wood is green with alot of moisture content. Allowing it to
dry isn't an option due to time constraints. I was wondering what sort of
glue would be best to use. I plan to peg the tendons to help keep it
together as the wood dries and shrinks.
If the wood is green enough that your description of it as "wet" is accurate,
then I believe you misunderstand the situation. *Not* allowing it to dry isn't
an option due to time constraints. If you think you don't have the time to do
it right, you *definitely* don't have the time to do it *over*.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
I would have thought polyurethane would've done the trick. See how
much experience I have working green wood? zippo, nada I learn
something new all the time.
On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 16:42:22 GMT, Steve Knight
Given you have green wood and mortise and tenon joints,
you should consider draw bored mortise and tenon joints.
See this URL for more information:
thanks for your imput. To clarify, the "green" cedar I'm using is "green"
by industry standards...it's not fresh cut and it's all that's availible.
Currently the boards are at 25% moisture content. One of the
characteristics of cedar is that it's very stable with little dimensional
change during drying. I've built many projects using mechanical fasteners
that have withstood the test of time using this "green" wood. A side note,
cedar contains chemicals that's very corrosive to fasteners so a coated or
galvanized fastener is a must. The gate I'm building will be held together
by pegged mortise and tendon joints. The tendons will be undercut just
enough to allow shrinkage of the mortise. I'll post a pic after it's
finished. Once again thanks for your imput.
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