How to Glue Felt to Wood: Step-by-Step Guide (with Pictures)
If you are making a jewelry box, refurbishing a pool table, building a child’s rocking horse, or just trying to protect your wood from scratches, you are going to need to know how to glue felt to the wood properly. Felt stretches, especially in contact with glue, so it can be challenging to finish your project without wrinkles if you have never done it before. Still, with the proper knowledge and tools, you can expertly apply the felt and have an attractive, smooth finish.
We’ve assembled a short, easy-to-follow guide detailing all of the steps you need to take to achieve the proper finish. We’ll cover the tools you need and how to use them to make sure you’re happy with the finished result.
What is Felt?
Felt is a cloth made from wood that may also contain other natural and synthetic fibers. It’s produced by matting, pressing, and condensing the fibers together. It’s fire-retardant and will self-extinguish. It also works well to absorb vibrations and sound, and it can hold fluid without feeling wet. Felt is biodegradable and available in many colors. It has a textured surface, high strength, and is lightweight.
There are quite a few supplies you will need before you get started, so let’s go over them now.
How to Glue Felt to Wood
Patience and a high-quality felt will be the main contributors to your success. It’s not a hard project, but you may want to try it once or twice with some spare wood to know what to expect, how much glue to use, and how much pressure to apply when you are working from edge to edge.
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