They are made by jointing and gluing many small blocks of wood together with the cut ends facing upward.
Edge-grain boards are made by placing planks of wood on edge (taller than they are wide) and gluing them together under pressure.
When gluing up the whole table, be sure the sides are square to each other.
So all that day the shepherd was splicing, and hammering, and gluing, and bandaging.
The projecting ends can be sawed off after the frame has been glued together (see Mortising, gluing, and Clamps).
The assembling consisted of first gluing together the sides and ends.
The ideal temperature for carrying out the "gluing up" process is 140 degs.
By gluing these pieces together alternately, border a will result.
If this becomes beaten down hard, it is well to cap the hammer with a new soft piece of buckskin, gluing only at the back ends.
See also gluing, Clamps, and whatever other operations may be required.
early 13c., from Old French glu "birdlime" (12c.), from Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cf. Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c.1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.
late 14c., from Old French gluer, from glu (see glue (n.)). Related: Glued; gluing.