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Woodworking Made Easy Thanks to 3M's Adhesive Families


Woodworking Made Easy Thanks to 3M's Adhesive Families

There is something uniquely alluring about handcrafted furniture and cabinets. Whether it’s an industrial office or front-and-center in your family’s kitchen, well-crafted wooden furniture recalls the artistry of antiques long forgotten or the simple craftsmanship of values from decades gone by. The gorgeous look and feel of wooden furniture used to take painstaking efforts and time to complete. Today, modern adhesive options streamline the attachment and bonding process to make mass production and artisan remodeling or furniture making more accessible. DIY enthusiasts will speed through projects that require molding or detail work while commercial builders will see an increase in efficiency with a dip in costs.

From 3M’s aerosol adhesive family to its robust hot melts found in the Scotch-Weld line of products, the company offers a wide range of adhesive products that can do it all. 

3M Scotch-Weld Adhesives

The Scotch-Weld Adhesives provide the most variety and versatility for your projects. Installing wall partitions? No problem. How about reinforcing and stiffening wooden drawers? You bet. 3M’s lightweight DP100 epoxy is one of the most popular products on the market, with a 1:1 formula that boasts a 3-5 minute working time and 20 minute handling time. The epoxy’s low viscosity makes it easy to work with and a great option for woodwork. Other options for large scale projects such as base blocks or decorative shelving include the Scotch-Weld EZ250120 Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) Easy Adhesive, which is perfect for wood projects thanks to its medium set and four-minute open time. Still not sure? You can’t go wrong with a traditional glue gun: the 3792LM Scotch-Weld Glue Sticks are best suited for lightweight wood projects or craft needs

3M Fastbond Adhesives

3M’s Fastbond Adhesives are for the more adventurous contractor or craftsman. Thanks to their fast-drying tackiness and strong hold, products such as 3M’s Contact Adhesive 30NF and 2000NF make difficult projects in hard to reach areas (such as ceiling tiles, laminate dividers, or detailed countertops) a breeze.  The Fastbond adhesives are great for projects where holding wooden pieces in place may be arduous or tedious. You’ll be defying gravity in no time with the Fastbond Adhesives.

3M Aerosol Adhesives

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the crafters or those delicate wooden and fabric projects. 3M offers two world-class adhesive sprays that are ideal for projects requiring a smooth finish without fear of dimpling glue lines. The 3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive offers industrial strength hold that can bond almost anything from carpet to foil and foam to a solid wooden base. This is perfect for furniture finishing and floor work. Last but not least, the 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Spray Adhesive is the “catch-all” adhesive option. The product has been around for over 50 years and is one of the brand’s most popular adhesives. Enough said.

With such a wide variety of adhesive tools, it’s easy to see how you can elevate your furniture making or refinishing to a new level without the cost or difficulty of attaching each piece by hand. 3M’s adhesives will save you time while delivering top-of-the-line work that is fashionable and functional. Contact us for additional recommendations.