Best Glue For Wood To Metal (and Tips)

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If you were wondering whether or not you can glue metal to wood the answer is yes you can but… it is very difficult to create a permanent bond due to the differences in the makeup of the two materials.

Wood tends to expand and contract a lot more than what metal does, which makes it a challenge to create a sturdy bond between the two.

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The best way to adhere a metal surface to wood is to use screws. You can also have various levels of success with the following types of glue.

  • 3M 5200
  • Araldite
  • JB-Weld Steel Epoxy

Tips about Glueing Metal to Wood

Make sure both surfaces are clean and dry. It will help if you use steel wool on the metal to create a more abrasive surface.

Use clamps to hold the two surfaces together and, depending on the glue you use, leave for at least 24 hours to create the best bond possible.

One common technique, for a very strong and permanent bond, is to use both screws and glue in conjunction with one another.

Will Super Glue Work?

We haven’t tried this ourselves but from our research, it appears that some have reported success when doing small wood to metal jobs with Super Glue.

If you are planning to use Super Glue you might want to do a small test first before committing your entire project to it.

Where to buy the Best Metal to Wood glue?

The easiest way to buy metal to wood glue is to purchase it online from a site like Amazon.

For up to date pricing check the glues we have for sale below:

3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 Fast Cure

ARALDITE AB EPOXY ADHESIVE GLUE

J-B Weld 8265S Original Cold-Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy – 2 oz.

Also, you can buy it from your local hardware store.

References:
Using Wood Glue with Metal and Wood
This to that
How to stick Wood to Metal

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