our six month old son won't go to sleep without being rocked and the crib-type of cot has just about been rocked to bits!
the problem is that one of the feet has come away where it meets the upright support. it is held with just three dowels and glue. i want to clean off the old glue and fix.
what is the best type of glue for this? i'm wondering if pva wood adhesive is up to the job, especially if we rock him again. i was thinking of using polyeurethane expanding glue but am a bit worried that it might mark the varnished wood. as its a borrowed cot i dont want to damage it further! but the PU glue would help to grip the dowels as i fear that the holes have enlarged.
also how to clean off the old glue? its a hard white glue, not dissimilar to pva though i don't think that's what it is. i think a chisel may be the only answer.
also any suggestions on how i could clamp whilst it dries?
one final thing.. any suggestions on how to get a six month old to sleep through the night?? :D
i went with the pu glue in the end as i had to drill out the dowel holes to remove the old adhesive, enlarging the holes in the process. so i thought that the expanding pu would work best. it worked a treat and without the need for clamping (manufacturers instructions state not required in all cases.)
- did look like pva but dampening it didn't seem to have any effect on it at all so could well be something else.