The 10 Best Wood Glues
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Many standard adhesives won’t provide the qualities required for bonding two pieces of wood together reliably, so if you are taking on a woodworking or carpentry project, you’ll want to check out these wood glues. They come in an array of consistencies for use on various types of lumber and in pack sizes for big and small jobs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 10, 2019:
Removed Glue Masters Pro because it is not specifically a wood glue. Added the J-B Weld 8251 because it is a great option for small repairs that are difficult to clamp and when you need the project to cure quickly.
Titebond III Ultimate remains in the first spot because, even though it has a longer curing time than many other wood glues, the end results are far superior to other options. When used in wood joinery, the joints will often be stronger than the solid wood surrounding the joint - that is, if the structure fails, it will be the surrounding solid wood and not the glued joint (if the joint was tight to begin with, which should always be the case). At second place, Titebond Original is a solid gluing choice if you're impatient and need to get the work into the finishing stage.
Working with wood produces fine particles that are hazardous if inhaled for extended periods. Always use breathing protection to avoid health problems.