Glueing Glass To Wood

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Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby olf20 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:45 pm

What do you guys / gals use to glue wood
to glass. I have a shadow box / litho that I
need to attach.
Thanks for any help!!
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby JimmyD » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:04 pm

A really good site to get glue information for pretty much anything is This to That -
http://www.thistothat.com/cgi-bin/glue.cgi?lang=en
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:05 pm

I would not glue glass in a box/frame. Let it float in the grooves cut into the frame sides. I'm not sure if you meant solid surface material instead of "glass"?

Do you just have a stepped dado on the outside edge of your frame? If so, I guess you would be "forced" to glue the pane into it. (I would redesign the frame/box for the next one though.)
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby ger21 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:00 pm

clear silicone.
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby mezalick » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:26 pm

All good suggestions.
Let me add that I would use a polyurethane caulk if you need something with colour, instead of a clear caulk..
I use polyurethane on most of my glass window projects

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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby olf20 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:56 pm

Thanks for the replies! The top of the shadow
box is loose and attaches to the glass so you can
slide the glass in and out. This gives access to the
litho and the lighting.
I think I will try the silicone.
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:58 pm

Yes, for that kind of application it certainly makes sense to affix the glass to the top piece. Thank you for explaining that. Silicon would be my choice also, as long as the glass panel slides easily.
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Re: Glueing Glass To Wood

Postby olf20 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:54 am

Used clear silicone and it worked great!.
I'll post a picture in a few days as I complete
the gift.
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