Asked on Apr 20, 2015

Wicker repair

Susan Greene
by Susan Greene
What glue should be used for wicker furniture repair?
  5 answers
  • Mary Ker Mary Ker on Apr 21, 2015
    I'll bet Elmer's wood glue would work. But as I plan some wicker reweaving, i'll be interested in what other advice you get.
  • CAB CAB on Apr 21, 2015
    Try E6000. Dries clear and holds up to weather/temperature changes.
  • Melinda Lockwood Melinda Lockwood on Apr 21, 2015
    E6000 is great. So is Gorilla Glue.
  • Dawn Dawn on Apr 21, 2015
    Titebond Original Wood Glue. Do not use Gorilla Glue. It will expand, harden and it is a nightmare to remove from furniture. You have to chisel it away, Add a little water to wood glue and it softens so you can remove.
  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Apr 22, 2015
    I've used any 'carpenters glue', figuring wicker must have lots of cellulose, just like wood. However. I've noticed that on this site, people often do not make the distinction between wicker and rattan. If you've got a chunk of rattan missing out of your project, you can try filling it in and smoothing over the break with durham's rock-hard putty. I've done this; then you can easily sand and smooth it. It MUST be sealed, tho, because water will degrade it!