Glues and Epoxies

Like Metal, glues and epoxies have their place and should only be used when they prove to be the most conservative option for repair.  Once an area of wood has been saturated with epoxy, the affected area is no longer viable for traditional timber repairs.  Glues and epoxies do considerable damage to edge tools.  We have used epoxies to save sections of moldings and other exterior details but have seen very few situations where they would be an appropriate repair for a load bearing timber.  The natural expansion and contraction of wood may loosen glues and epoxies over the years.  These type of repairs may provide a short term solution but do are not proven to have the longevity of traditional wooden repairs.

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