What broke: Wooden items that don't come into contact with food, especially ones that need to withstand a large amount of stress, such as a loose chair leg or a tabletop that's become separated from its base.
The fix: Gorilla Glue is ideal for woodworking (It's also good for ceramic, plastic, laminate, and stone). It withstands shock, heat, and moisture and can be sanded, painted, or stained.
How to use it: Wipe one edge with a damp cloth before applying a thin layer of glue. Clamp the glued sections for one to four hours, depending on the size and weight of the piece.
- This glue triples in volume as it dries, so wipe edges clean every 10 to 15 minutes in the first hour.
- It will not bond properly below 40 degrees F.
- Highly toxic, it can be fatal if ingested. Keep it far out of the reach of children.
Cleanup: Wash hands with soapy water if the glue is still damp. For surfaces, use denatured alcohol on wet glue (which stays malleable for up to four hours after application) or a putty knife or sandpaper when the glue is dry.