Reglueing Chair Stringers

Old 01-29-01, 12:16 PM
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I need to reglue a stringer on a chair. I believe I had heard somewhere in time that I need to use "hide" glue because it is water soluable allowing for dismantling of the chair for future repairs. Is this necessary? I thought I would use Titebond glue. Which is the correct glue? Thank you for your response!
Old 01-29-01, 03:32 PM
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Hide glue is suggested for reworking antiques for two reasons:

1- All joinery will eventually come loose, and hide glue, being water soluble, is easy to clean off for regluing.

2- Hide glue is most probably what was used originally. Using it for repair preserves the 'integrity' of the piece.

On pieces that aren't true antiques, I use Elmers Professional strength wood glue, but Titebond is certainly acceptable.

Both, BTW, will loosen with hot white vinegar.

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