Yellow glue: O.K. for laminating?

If specs are met, yellow glue is fine for bent laminations. 1998.

by Professor Gene Wengert

I am making a bed with a headboard radius of about 7 feet, with a laminated cap 3-1/2 inches. It will be made of red oak. My major concern now is delamination. I had originally intended to use carpenter's "yellow" glue. Is there a better alternative?

This glue will, if applied correctly, with the two pieces of wood within 0.002 to 0.006 inches apart and the surfaces being freshly prepared, provide a joint stronger than the wood itself.

Professor Gene Wengert is retired Extension Specialist in Wood Processing at the Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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