Asked on Jul 19, 2013
Am I able to glue wood to particle board to give it strength?
Hi! I bought a used set of chest of drawers for my sons college apartment. Unfortunately the thing was particle board and it got wet when it was stored at his fathers house. It dried and swelled before he realized it had gotten wet. I sanded it down both inside and out to make it even with the part that didn’t get wet. Now the bottom is limber in places because of the water and sanding. I was wondering if I could take a wood trim piece (there is a wood trim piece on front already which contacts the floor) and glue that trim piece horizontally along the side of the bottom of chest and then glue a piece of wood to the inside of the piece and clamp them together with the particle board sandwiched between to give the base strength? If I can do that what would be the glue I would need for the project? I really want it to work. I had already bought paint and pulls for the chest. I have painted it and put the pulls on and it looks good. I am concerned about how that bottom will hold up though. Can you help!