Why Construction Adhesive is the Handiest Product

Leigh Dale Younce installs faux wainscoting in her dining room
Construction adhesive lets you position things just so before driving in the nails — gotta love that!

3. Adding Wainscoting

Wainscoting adds texture and visual interest to a room, but some homeowners may be hesitant to tackle the project.

Novice DIYers can still get the wainscoting look in a fraction of the time and effort. You just need picture frames, construction adhesive, nails and paint.

Adhere picture frames to the wall’s lower half with construction adhesive, nail them into the wall, and paint the wall’s lower half to match the frames.

Finally, add a chair rail and you’ve got instant wainscoting!

Faux wainscoting and hardwood floor in dining room
No one has to know how easy it was to make this ‘instant wainscoting.’

Applying Titebond Construction Adhesive on wood siding
When you’ve got no studs to nail, construction adhesive comes to the rescue!

4. Adding an Accent Wall

Building an accent wall is a simple, inexpensive way to give a plain room some character.

You just need wood siding, construction adhesive, nails and paint to completely transform the room and give it a focal point.

First, lay out your grid, which includes vertical and horizontal pieces of wood siding, and nail it into place. Not all siding boards will land on studs — you can use construction adhesive on those pieces.

Then just prime the grid, caulk the edges and coat with finish paint!

Wood accent wall in Barbara Crigler's dining room
This accent wall is going nowhere.

Watch and Learn: How to Make a Grid Pattern Wall

Installing Pavestone Paver Fire Fit
Building a fire pit couldn’t be easier.

5. Building a Fire Pit

A firepit turns a plain backyard into an inviting gathering place — and building one is easy when you use a fire pit kit.

Kits usually come with everything you need to build the firepit, including the concrete blocks and fire ring insert.

Installation is easy — just stack the stones, using the fire ring as a guide, add construction adhesive between each layer, and that’s it! You’re ready to build a fire.

Pavestone fire pit on a paver patio in Tennessee
Held 100% together with construction adhesive.

Watch and Learn: How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit with Pavers

These are some reasons why construction adhesive is such a handy product to keep in your shop.

What are your favorite uses of construction adhesive? Share them in the comments!


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