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How to Glue Wood to Rocks

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.

Things You Will Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rag
  • Sandpaper
  • 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.

  1. Clean the rock of any dirt or debris using a rag soaked with rubbing alcohol. Allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  2. Roughen the rock surface where you will be attaching the wood with sandpaper. This provides a stronger bond.
  3. Mix the two-part epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.
  4. Apply the epoxy to the rock using a Popsicle stick or scrap piece of wood. Place the wood onto the rock.
  5. 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.
  6. Warning

    Mix and apply the epoxy in an area with proper ventilation.

Things You Will Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rag
  • Sandpaper
  • Two-part epoxy
  • Popsicle stick or scrap wood
  • Clamp or duct tape

Warning

  • Mix and apply the epoxy in an area with proper ventilation.

About the Author

Based in Lakeland, FL., Heather Montgomery has been writing a popular celebrity parenting blog and several parenting and relationship articles since 2011. Her work also appears on eHow and Everyday Family and she focuses her writing on topics about parenting, crafts, education and family relationships. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in early education from Fort Hays State University.