Glue up and finished product.hampshirewoodworks Aug 22, 2017
Don't let glue ups stress you out. With the use of a slow set glue appropriate for the job, you can take your time and make sure you get things right.
Key to a good glue up is a slow set glue. Old Brown has been my go to for furniture for years now. I keep it in the fridge to extend the lifespan (this is an animal product so it does go bad after 18-20 months or so), but I usually use up the bottles far before they'd expire.
I also like to put glue in a cup to apply with a brush. You have more control of where you put glue and how much glue you apply. A calm glue up is a good glue up.
I used 6 pipe clamps for the final glue of the legs to the shelves. One for each joint on the legs. Two people were key in flipping the shelf sideways after I set everything in place.
Even though dado construction should be self squaring, it's a good idea to double check.
The rack is complete! I really like the look with everything together especially the contrast between the legs and shelves.
Doing the job well.