Designed for use with darker woods like walnut, teak, cherry, mahogany, ebony and more. Better Bond™ Dark veneer glue minimizes glue line visibility and reduces the effects of the woodworker's worst enemy; "sand-through". Better Bond Dark veneer glue is a thick pecan shell filled veneer adhesive that reduces bleed-through and bonds quickly. It is also an excellent gap filling adhesive.
Better Bond Cold Press veneer glue is formulated for vacuum press veneering but will also work with other veneer clamping methods.
Tips from Joe
If you're ordering veneer glue, don't forget a glue roller. It's worth every penny.
This adhesive is also an excellent general-purpose woodworking glue.
Questions About Veneer Glue?
Check out the JoeWoodworker Veneer Glue FAQ.
Review by Paul Torchinsky
This is the only glue I use these days. I have tried several others and what I have found is that none of them work quite a well as the Better Bond stuff. I primarily use the "dark" version since most of my projects are walnut and mahogany. I'm very satisfied with this company. My orders arrive quickly and packed well.
Review by Sebastian K.
The Better Bond cold press glue is great for veneering but I recently started using it to glue up solid wood pieces. It does the job nicely and since it is darker in color, it is perfect for gluing up walnut joints.
When I emailed the owner of this company about my findings, he replied quickly and confirmed that this is an excellent glue for generally joinery so I havent switched back to yellow glue for nearly half a year. I here now to order more.
So what does a gallon of glue get you? You will have to figure that out but I can tell you that a gallon will do an astonishing number of projects. And for veneering, the other reviews here speak well enough to that. Indeed this glue should be in every shop (even if you are not veneering with it).
Review by Wyatt Burns
This is the first product review I've ever written. That alone should make a statement about how well this Better Bond glue works. I've been doing walnut burl panels on my jewelry boxes for over 10 years and I have wanted a darker glue that wasnt toxic.
This glue is excellent. With my burl veneers, the darker color just works out perfectly. When I wrote to Joe asking about its thickness, he replied very quickly and gave me a thoughtful answer. Then when I ordered the glue, he shipped it within a couple of hours and it arrived two days later.
As mentioned, I have never written a product review before today. This is just such a good glue that I had to do it.
Review by Howie G.
At first, I worried that it wasnt dark enough but when it dries even darker. The final dried color is like a dark chocolate color. It's perfect for dark veneers. I've been using it for a few weeks and just ordered a gallon to replace the quart I had. On the walnut burl projects I've done, the glue worked well to fill some of the voids in the burl. I recommend this product.
Review by Eric Randese
Walnut burl is much easier to prep for finishing when the glue helps fill some of the pores. I highly recommend this veneer glue for any dark veneer. It dries as hard as a other more expensive glues but this stuff is premixed and has a much better shelf life. We now buy this glue here by the case (4 gallons) and the shipping charges are respectable. Delivery times are also very good.
Review by eric de kruyff
I have used several PVA type glues in the past for veneering, however I was amazed at just how well this glue worked with veneer. I'ts thicker than standard yellow glue, sands easier, does not bleed through nearly as much, and sets up very quickly.
A must have for veneer projects A+++.