Elmer’s Hardware How-to: Chair Repair using Elmer’s Carpenter’s Interior Wood Glue

Hi, I’m Mark from Elmer’s, and today we’re
going to fix this broken chair leg. For this particular project, I’m going to reach for
the Elmer’s Carpenter’s Interior Wood Glue. It’s a great wood glue for this and tons of
other projects around the house. For this particular project, don’t forget
to first clean off and get out any debris and dirt from your surfaces. It’ll only help
to improve the bond of the adhesive. Don’t be shy with it. Just get a liberal dose in
there, but do remember to coat both surfaces. And don’t worry, you’re going to get glue
on your fingertips. That’s okay. It’s non-toxic. Once you’ve applied and have glue on both
surfaces, just bring them together to have a good bond, and you will have some excess.
That’s fine. Just take a damp cloth and wipe some of it off. You can always come back and
sand this down and paint later. With a project like this, I definitely want
to clamp these two pieces together. There’s all kinds of clamps lying around the house,
and they each have their own individual use. In this particular application, I’d want to
reach for the Elmer’s Carpenter Clamp Tape. This stuff is great. It’s perfect for unusual
shapes and sizes like this. So, just measure it out. Remember, this will stretch up to
three times its length, so… I think a piece about that long should do it. Give it a quick
clip, peel off the plastic backing, and now it will stretch. Just be careful, when it
touches itself, it’ll really clamp down. So, just apply one end, give it a good stretch,
and bring it down. And as you’ll see, it binds to itself pretty quickly. These are just great.
It’s not going to stick to the chair leg at all. So, give it a good 24 hours. The adhesive
will set in, come by, and just give this a clip with the scissors, and you’re good to
go. Find more helpful tips and other project ideas
at elmers.com.

Bernard Jenkins


  1. I second what Nedeljko said, clamp tape is such a silly wasteful product that seems to be marketed towards only the laziest and least resourceful individuals out there.

    If you need to use a soft clamping method for repairs similar to what is shown in this video there are a ton of cheaper non-wasteful options that can be used if a basic ratcheting band clamp is too pricey for you.

    For a cheaper alternative to a band clamp that is essentially the exact same thing, just head down to your nearest dollar store and check if they have ratcheting tie down straps available. Tie down straps should work just as well but for a fraction of the cost of 'band clamps' that are officially sold as such.

    You could always go for even cheaper options like hooked bungee cords or a bunch of releasable zip/ cable ties connected together if need be, as well.

    For someone like me, spending any money on band/ strap clamps is too much, though, so I avoid buying anything by simply taking a pair of scissors and cutting my old worn out socks, pants or shirts, etc. into 3/4 -1" wide x 1-4'+ long strips then I wrap the strips (tied together for added length if necessary) around the parts that need to be bound/ clamped together and then I leave enough excess material at the ends to tie them off tightly with whatever knot is easiest to tie in that situation, usually just something similar to the way you would tie off your shoe laces (which you could also use, I might add… really any other type of fairly strong lace, string, thin rope or twine would do fine as a band clamp alternative with enough binding).

    Better yet, if you have any old/ punctured bicycle tire inner tubes laying around, you can cut those lengthwise into long strips and use them as really long and very strong elastic stretch straps that are very simple to tie off at the ends due to the friction of the rubber itself combined with the tension caused by the stretching.

    Again, don't waste money on gimmicky wasteful products like clamp tape when there are so many better reusable options available.   

  2. You may go to woodprix website if you'd like to make it yourself guys.

  3. Great to see that… I made it too. Using WoodPrix handbooks 🙂

  4. I am sure you'll learn how to make it if you'll read woodprix HANDBOOKS from cover to cover 🙂

  5. I made it too. just used wood prix instructions. just click the pig on that website :)))

  6. I will make it myself this week I think. Just got instructions from woodprix website and I'm ready for do it 😀

  7. I made it about three weeks ago. On woodprix website I learned a lot about it. Check it mates.

  8. I was made it too. just used woodprix instructions. just click the pig on that website :)))

  9. Sorry, that won't cut it: you are more concerned with your sponsors than human security. I glued my kitchen stools more than once with your lame products and after a few months it came wobbly again. Any decent idea???

  10. I made it myself. Just take a fast look for woodprix website if you'd like to make it too.

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