Don’t Do This

IMG_0611A few weeks back I blogged about a neat table stuck between the two double beds in my hotel room. I know it’s crazy that I look at furniture in my hotel, but that’s a cross I have to bear.

This story is much different. As I sat in a chair in my room winding down from a day of presentations at The Woodworking Show, and a fine BBQ dinner at  Famous Dave’s in Minnesota, I caught a glimpse of polyurethane glue along the mortise-and-tenon joint on the table just in front of me. It was squeeze-out that was left there to forever show. I thought that it was just a sloppy repair at first, but when I flipped the table on its edge, I was amazed.

Not only was the shoddy repair painfully obvious, someone had used the same glue to attach the slab top – faux marble, I think it was. As you can see the work was a great example of what not to do. Have a bit of pride in your woodworking.

— Glen D. Huey

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One thought on “Don’t Do This

  1. I cringe when I get to fix a piece of furniture where the customer says, “my husband tried to fix this,” (with PU glue). Ugh.

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