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Check out what recently arrived in the mail… a set of four glues courtesy of Elmer’s and Roeshel at The DIY Showoff. This is the very first giveaway that I’ve ever won, and believe it or not, I was really excited when they arrived! I know, it’s glue, but this stuff is great for a wide range of projects around the home:
Elmer’s Glue-All – This strong multi-purpose adhesive is great for interior projects, works best with wood, pottery, paper and cloth, dries clear and is non-toxic.
Elmer’s Glue-All MAX – This is an extremely strong polyurethane, multi-purpose adhesive, perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It’s also sandable, paintable and waterproof and works on a variety of surfaces including stone, metal and wood.
Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue – It’s great for interior projects, non-toxic, easy to clean up with water, sandable and paintable. It also creates a stronger bond than the wood, meaning the wood will break before the bond does.
Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Glue MAX – Elmer’s newest all-in-one wood formula tackles indoor and outdoor projects. It’s waterproof, sandable, stainable, paintable, non-toxic, easy to clean up with water and bonds stronger than the wood. It also resists heat, mold and mildew.
I knew just where to start. One of the first finished projects in this house was the assembly and installation of our walk-in closet. We got a fantastic deal on the materials thanks to an enormous clearance sale at Lowe’s (this particular design was being discontinued). But after a year’s use, I’m finding that the plastic pieces that hold some of the drawers together aren’t exactly standing the test of time. Case in point: the bottom drawer of the center unit. It’s one of the bigger drawers in the closet, so it works great for holding all of my jeans. However, with its constant use, the drawer is getting yanked on to a point of coming apart on the left side.
When I first assembled the drawer, I noticed that the sides did not match up perfectly, so I glued the connector to the side piece to keep the tracks in a straight line. You can see the residue of the glue in the below pic. Clearly, it didn’t hold up to the daily use of the drawer.
To fix the problem that the old glue left behind, I applied the Elmer’s Glue-All Max to the drawer, hoping that this would be strong enough to keep the drawer in proper alignment.
To hold the drawer in its proper setting, I also applied a small clamp to the bracket. In case you’re wondering, I picked up a set of four of these clamps at Big Lots. They are fantastic for small crafts and DIY projects like these.
The glue takes time to cure, so I am going to be without a jean drawer for a couple of days. But it’s a small price to pay for having a drawer that stays in place!
Thank you to Roeshel and Elmer’s! This is the first of a long list of to-dos that are going to be crossed off the list thanks to you. I truly appreciate it, and I’ll be updating you all in a few days with the results of how the glue holds up.