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02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
when building a box, what glue/silicone sealant do you use? also, do you screw the wood pieces together or only glue them? sorry im a newb

02-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Depending on how big the box is for a small sealed one I use clamps and glue. For others sometimes I will use staples and glue and others I use screws and glue. Also I just run a bead of liquid nail as a sealer works great. No prob bein a newb we all start somewhere

02-11-2010, 01:44 AM
dont use liquid nails as your main glue, only as a sealer on the inside if you feel necessary. use a good wood glue, like titebond 1,2 or 3, or roo-glue. i personally think using screws is bad, unless its for bracing. screws create a weak spot in the wood, especially being that mdf is **** wood anyways. i use glue, clamps and only a couple nails from my nail gun to tac in it place to clamp. glue is stronger than the wood itself. if you really want to get crazy, learn how to dado or rabbt joint. then you will almost not need bracing.