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    Question Glue for dark woods

    I am getting ready to build a bed for my son and have questiom about glue. I have seen glue used that was made for dark woods. Is there a reason why someone should use the on made for dark wood vs. regular TB type 1?

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    Al, if you don't get the joint closed up tight and the glue line shows, a dark glue might be useful. I imagine it wouldn't show as much when the finish is applied. When I need a darker glue, I just mix a bit of wood flour into my epoxy. Maple wood flour in epoxy creates a nice brown color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Al, if you don't get the joint closed up tight and the glue line shows, a dark glue might be useful. I imagine it wouldn't show as much when the finish is applied. When I need a darker glue, I just mix a bit of wood flour into my epoxy. Maple wood flour in epoxy creates a nice brown color.
    Ditto that. You can also add dye to epoxy.
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    Titebond makes a dark wood glue.
    I had some years back, but used it little.
    Never really had a need for it anyway.

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    Thanks. I will use regular titebond on the bed. Will have to go get some this weekend, since the wife gets stuck orking on mothersday( half owner of the resturaunt). I give me a extra day to play.

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    Titebond III is a bit darker than earlier Titebond (I or II). But I agree that if you fit things well, you don't need to worry about it. If you were doing laminations where there's a lot of glue lines, I'd worry about it, but otherwise, no.

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