The next stage of my blacksmith renovation project, sponsored by 3M, is in full swing. I’ve partnered up with 3M to post the stages of my project here on the 3M Industrial Community and this week I’m tackling a gable vent to keep a safe airflow in the shop.
I’ve got the gable vent designed and built – I just wanted to jump on the 3M Industrial Community to get the engineer’s advice on what would be the best method to adhere the gable vent. The dimensions are 18”x26”, it’s made of cedar and I want to adhere it to Douglas fir studs on the painted wood exterior of the blacksmith shop.
Can’t wait to get this project completed and start using my shop!
When I think of durable wood to wood bonding, I think of polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesive. PUR adhesive will flow into the wood fibers and cure to create a bond stronger than the wood itself. For the type of application you’re describing, a PUR seems like a good place to start.
Because it is a curing hotmelt adhesive, it gets holding strength quickly as it cools and hardens, and then it reaches structural strength after a day or two as it fully cures.
Let me know if you have any other questions!