Adhesives in Your Home

Adhesives play a significant role in the manufacturing and assembly of furniture. They are used to bond various components together, such as wood, metal, plastic, and fabric.

There are various types of adhesives used in furniture making, including:

  1. Wood glue: This is a common adhesive used in furniture making, especially for bonding wood components. It is available in both water-based and solvent-based formulations.

  2. Contact cement: This is a type of adhesive that is applied to both surfaces being bonded and allowed to dry before joining the surfaces together. It is commonly used in the assembly of upholstered furniture.

  3. Epoxy: This is a two-part adhesive that provides a very strong bond. It is commonly used in the assembly of furniture that will be subjected to high stress or heavy loads.

  4. Hot melt adhesive: This is a thermoplastic adhesive that is applied in a molten state and solidifies as it cools. It is commonly used in the assembly of furniture components such as edge banding, trim, and molding.

The choice of adhesive used in furniture making depends on various factors, such as the materials being bonded, the application method, and the desired bond strength. Manufacturers may also take into consideration factors such as toxicity, curing time, and ease of application.