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Old Dec 5th, 07, 1:38 pm   #1
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Glue or no glue? If so, what kind?

OK...so we just got a zillion boxes, hardware, etc. for our "new kitchen". First order of business...assembly. To glue, or not to glue...that is the question. If glue, what kind...white? carpenter's? etc. Will the cabinets hold together well without glue? I'd love to hear from people who have done it either way. Thanks!

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Old Dec 5th, 07, 2:17 pm   #2
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Re: Glue or no glue? If so, what kind?

You can read some of the related threads at the bottom of this page, but most seem to think that glue is not needed. You can glue if you want, but it will cause difficulty if you need to disassemble a cabinet.

I used a little glue on the hinge-hole filler plugs for my base pull-out doors.

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Re: Glue or no glue? If so, what kind?

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OK...so we just got a zillion boxes, hardware, etc. for our "new kitchen". First order of business...assembly. !
Welcome to the family.
Actually, your first order of business should have been to check in here long ago, long before placing your order. But that damage is done so get comfortable with the site's search feature. You can bet there's not much you're going to encounter that hasn't been extensively discussed and solved several different ways.

Gluing Ikea cabinets is a waste of time and energy. If you look carefully at the cam-lock joining system, you will see there's no practical way to improve on the mechanical compression with glue since few of the contacts include exposed wood on both edges; there's nothing for glue to bond with.

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Well, it's nice to know that David values IKEAFANS so much!

Sugarpeople- I'm sure your kitchen is going to look fabulous! I hope you'll share some photos and stories on how it goes- we're TKO !!

I agree that glue is not needed to assemble the cabinets.

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and just a comment, i didn't find ikeafans until AFTER i had placed my order, assembled my cabs and installed my kitchen.... it's still standing, no damage done. you'll be fine! and you found us at a pivotal time, before installation is still a great time to decide on modifications if you like.

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Old Dec 11th, 07, 8:23 am   #6
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Re: Glue or no glue? If so, what kind?

Thanks to all. We've just about got all our cabinets assembled (no glue!) and I think it went well. We'll keep you posted.

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