Gluing to fiberboard (MDF)

  • November 15, 2016 11:51 AM
    Message # 4393562
    Deleted user

    Any problem gluing a piece of veneer directly to MDF with Titebond? Does the smooth/hard surface need to scuffed first?


  • November 15, 2016 10:06 PM
    Reply # 4394529 on 4393562
    James Russell (Administrator)

    I use MDF as a substrate all the time. It is a great substrate and does not require scuffing.

    If your veneer is very thin or porous, the glue can leach through and cause staining and finishing issues. I like to use hide glue. Liquid hide glue works just fine in a mechanical press, has a nice long open time so you don't need to rush and will not impact your finish in any way. 

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