In wood furniture construction “gluing up” is the crucial step when all the parts come together and the finished piece takes shape. In these photos, watch as Stoneline artisans Dave and Chuck glue up a Cessina desk.
Metal angle brackets are used as splines in the corner joints, where strength is critical.
Each corner joint has 2 metal splines. The pieces of the desk are labeled inside the joins, for a precise fit and so the pencil marks will be hidden when the desk is assembled.
Chuck applies epoxy to the corner joints where the splines will be fitted.
At the same time, Dave applies wood glue to the rest of the joins.