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I am in the planning stages of building two teak wood ladder back helm chairs. Has anyone had success with Circa 1850 marine adhesive bonding teak?

It is a plastic resin.

Here is a link to the stuff at my local hardware store. CIRCA 1850 MARINE GLUE
 

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I have not. I have had good success with Titebond III. Not sure if that helps.
 

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Would stainless screws be better, so that they can be repaired (ie drilled out and oversized). When adhesive fails on furniture, it usually causes damage.
 

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I haven't used this product. The directions say water resistant not waterproof. I prefer epoxy over glue in outdoor/marine environment.
 

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That sounds like that is a resorcinol glue since that is roughly the year that resorcinol was invented. Resorcinol is a great product but it requires very tight joints since it has almost no bridging properties.

Modified forms of resorcinol are used on for exterior and marine grade plywood.

I would think that thickened epoxy would be a better option.

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My experience with plastic resin glues (resorcinol) has been almost exclusively on Sitka Spruce masts and booms. It works wonderfully for that, but as wooden masts tend to move a lot that glue wouldn't be the best for chairs. As mentioned above, the standard method in marine boat building (at least it used to be) is "screw & glue".
 

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Resourcinal has always been the standard when gluing exotic woods epoxy will hold on teak but West system has developed G-flex and has had very good results gluing teak oak and other woods that are difficult to bond.
Chairs I don't know about the design you have but usually the glue is the secondary part of the structure because they employ round tenons, mortise and tenons, pegged or splined joints with a design that won't necessarily completely collapse if overloaded by an ungainly person.
 

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anyone have source for Resorcinol glue. wildwood has not made it for may years and the only source I have found is Cascophen G-1131made by Hexion and it is very expensive and only commercially available in large quantities I have been using West system on Teak, oak and sitka spruce and works fine but is not as UV resistant. need to use Varnish with UV inhibiters
 
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