Using glue is essential for well-crafted furniture, but with so many products on the market, it can be difficult to determine which glues will work. Some of the best wood glues available are animal-based. For example, liquid hide glue is reversible, and has been used for several generations of furniture making. A lot of the modern wood glues contain harmful chemicals, and are not resistant to heat. With liquid hide glue, craftsmen have more versatility and flexibility with their projects.
- Although modern glues are cheap and readily available, they also have some downsides like being irreversible.
- PVAs set up much faster than liquid hide glues, enabling you to work quickly.
- PVAs and liquid hide glues share few similarities in strength, making both the best choices for furniture, depending on individual preferences.
“In my opinion, the biggest advantage of PVAs is they are more consistent than hide glue.”