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Re-Gluing Two Flat Pieces Together

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In this video, you will learn how to re-glue two flat pieces together neatly when repairing or restoring furniture

For more videos like this, take a look at the rest of our Furniture Restoration program!

Watch this short tutorial for helpful tips to ensure a strong bond and a neat finish when re-gluing two flat pieces together.


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In this video, you will learn how to re-glue two flat pieces together.

To do this, you will need:

A pair of scissors,

A ruler,

Some string,

and a pencil or stick

You will also need, wood glue.

There are two steps to this process, which we will explain to you.

Step 1: Applying the glue

Score lines in the base piece by running the point of the scissors along a ruler, in line with the old glue marks.

The point of the scissor blade is ideal for scoring lines which help the glue dry.

Be careful when handling scissors.

You shouldn't press down too hard.

A slight score half a millimetre deep will suffice.

On a piece 20cm in length, you'll need to make 3 or 4 scorelines.

Be careful when handling scissors.

These scorelines let air circulate which helps the glue dry.

Apply glue along the scorelines, spreading it with your finger.

Step 2: Joining the pieces

To join the two flat pieces together, you can use string.

Lie the base piece on top of the string.

Stick the second piece on and tie the string to form a loop.

Slip a pencil or stick between the string and your assembled pieces, then turn it to tighten the string.

Leave the glue to dry according to the instructions on your pot of glue

Now you know how to re-glue two flat pieces together.


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