Glueing joints

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Glueing joints

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Hi just about to start renovation on my 1960 Traveller. Wondered what the current thinking was as to whether wood joints should be glued or just screwed, opinions would be welcomed



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Hi and welcome.

Unfortunately I am useless with wood, but hopefully some of those with travellers will respond for you.

Sean.



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If they were just screwed together there would be movement and they would eventually fail. A good structural adhesive should be used to join them, I'm going old school and will use Cascamite. My late father in law was a joiner and put me on to it and I've used it many times for repairing furniture and building a conservatory and never had a failure.


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Thanks Panky. Reason for question was I read they came from factory just screwed so individual parts could be replaced. Like you I am a believer in glueing for structural strength. The wood currently on my Traveller definitely has no glue and as a result water has got in the joints and rotted them.



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Thank you Sean



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