View Full Version : Some tips on covering a table

05-19-2006, 07:31 PM
I am covering my table and need to glue some spots on the rails down. What is the best glue to do this with. I have covered a table before but haven't had to tack down the rubber to the rails before. Thanks for your help. Kevin

05-20-2006, 10:37 AM
Are you talking about the gluing the cushions and cushion facings to the sub-rail(the part of the rail that the cushions actually adhere to?

If so, use <font color="red">Barge </font color> contact cement. It is a very strong, waterproof glue used for shoe repair. It is brushed on to both surfaces, allowed to dry for 15 min., then applied again, and dry for 5 min. After that, mate the surfaces together. Once the two surfaces touch, they will stick. It is much stronger than normal contact cement.

I got mine at Meuller Recreational Supply-$15, I think.

Works great for rubber to wood, would not use it glue cloth to slate/wood.

05-20-2006, 10:52 AM
I think most of the contact cements will work....but I remember reading where Pat Sheehan used a "special" adhesive.
Try emailing him at mrpoolsr@aol.com.
He's been doing this for over 50 yrs now