Gluing Wood on Hardboard

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Does anyone have experience gluing wood pieces on Hardboard? My son has an artistic project that he wants to glue wood pieces in a design onto a board that he will frame. Any pitfalls to know about? Or would another type of backing be more suitable? Thanks! Chuck
 

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Hey Chuck,
I've glued pine/fir to hardboard before with Titebond. It held fine. Probably stronger than the hardboard itself. Haven't tried CA glue though.
 

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If I was going to glue to hardboard, I would sand the area first to give the glue a better hold. Another option, would be to use MDF. That I know you won't have any glue problems with.
 

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If I was going to glue to hardboard, I would sand the area first to give the glue a better hold. Another option, would be to use MDF. That I know you won't have any glue problems with.
The backing needs to be reasonably thin in order to fit in a frame to be hung on the wall. Figured a 1/4" thickness would be about as think as it should be. Had some hardboard, but then got to wondering about glueability. Chuck
 

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Makes sense. I don't think you will have any problems, especially if you rough it up a little where you glue on to. If you have time, and have some spare pieces, maybe do a test run first.
 

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Makes sense. I don't think you will have any problems, especially if you rough it up a little where you glue on to. If you have time, and have some spare pieces, maybe do a test run first.
Good idea on the test run! Thanks! Chuck
 
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