Things You Will Need
- Rubbing alcohol
- Two-part epoxy
- Popsicle stick or scrap wood
- Clamp or duct tape
Outdoor, woodworking and home decor projects sometimes require gluing wood to rock. Creating a strong bond between the surfaces is essential to the look and functionality of the finished project.
A two-part epoxy is a fine tool to accomplish this task. Look for an epoxy that will stand up to the elements your project will be put in, such as a waterproof epoxy for outdoor projects or a heavy-duty epoxy for heavier ones.
- Clean the rock of any dirt or debris using a rag soaked with rubbing alcohol. Allow the alcohol to evaporate.
- Roughen the rock surface where you will be attaching the wood with sandpaper. This provides a stronger bond.
- Mix the two-part epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Apply the epoxy to the rock using a Popsicle stick or scrap piece of wood. Place the wood onto the rock.
- Hold the wood in place with a clamp. If the piece is too large for a clamp, use a strip of duct tape. Allow the epoxy to set.
Mix and apply the epoxy in an area with proper ventilation.