Oak and Teak Epoxy – Glues all woods and nearly everything else


Oak and Teak glue, the all wood glue, is a two part epoxy resin made largely from the resins of wood itself. That is why it can dissolve the natural oils of oily hardwoods, and why it bonds all oily hardwoods such as Teak, Cocobolo and Ebony. Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue will of course bond all non oily hardwoods. Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue is unaffected by the natural acids common to many woods, which is why it bonds Oak so readily. It will fill gaps and delivers astonishing bond strength and durability and is completely waterproof and weatherproof once set.

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Oak and Teak glue, the all wood glue, is a two part epoxy resin made largely from the resins of wood itself. That is why it can dissolve the natural oils of oily hardwoods such as Teak, Cocobolo and Ebony. Epoxy glues made from petrochemicals cannot bond these oily woods properly.

Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue will of course bond all non oily hardwoods and softwoods that lesser epoxies are also capable of gluing. Oak and Teak Epoxy Wood Glue is unaffected by the natural acids common to many woods, which is why it bonds Oak so readily.

It will also (with proper chemical surface preparation) glue a wide variety of metals(instructions here), glass, rubber and also glue plastic materials(instructions here). The cured adhesive is completely waterproof and weatherproof.

Oak and Teak epoxy glue uses Smith and Co’s Dual Synergistic Catalyst™. This is a breakthrough in the control of epoxy resin curing. This new technology not only gives a long working time but also cures twice as fast as older-technology products. Furthermore it won’t smoke off in your mixing pot like other brands.

The cured adhesive leaves an unobtrusive glue line and sands back easily. It is a translucent orange in colour.


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Features Of Oak And Teak Epoxy Wood Glue

  1. Great for gluing particularly resinous woods which are notoriously hard to bond to reliably
  2. The resin is as flexible as wood once set
  3. 1 to 1 mix ratio by volume and is forgiving of minor mix disparities. If mixing by weight use 10 parts A to 12 parts B by weight.
  4. 2-hour pot life at 21°C / 70°F, full cure in 24 hrs
  5. Workable and curable below freezing (-2 °C / 28°F, 8 days cure)
  6. Extremely tough
  7. Usable over a very wide temperature range

How To Use Oak And Teak Epoxy Wood Glue


  • Measure the Oak and Teak Epoxy wood glue out. It is a 1:1 mix ratio, so very easy to get right. It is also very forgiving of mix ratio errors. 10 parts A to 12 parts B if measured by weight
  • Mix the Oak and Teak epoxy thoroughly, all two part adhesives require very thorough mixing to set properly. Our glue mixing sticks may be of interest to you here. Wait around ten minutes until the mixed glue turns from white to amber before using it


  1. Never clean the surfaces with solvents even if you are gluing very oily wood such as Cocobolo or Teak. The wood absorbs these solvents which interferes with the penetration of the glue. Ultimately this will weaken the resulting joint. Oils contained naturally in the wood do not affect Oak and Teak Epoxy. This is a major advantage over our competitor products, which require the use of solvents that inevitably reduce joint strength
  2. Apply the Oak and Teak epoxy to both surfaces of the joint. Now allow the wood to soak up as much as it wants to. End grain and porous woods such as the edges of plywood will soak up more. Scarf and Butt joints are especially prone to soaking up glue because of their end grain surfaces.
  3. Allow the wood to soak up the adhesive, deep penetration gives strong joints. This stops the joint being starved of glue after assembly as the wood soaks the glue up then. Oak and Teak Epoxy has a long working time, you do not have to rush this stage
  4. Clamp the joint using moderate pressure. The use of too much pressure will starve the joint of glue and weaken the joint


  1. Clean any excess glue from the joint area with paper towels. Avoid the use of solvents if you can as they can penetrate the wood and weaken the joint. If you must use solvents, use our Epoxy Clean Up Solvent sparingly
  2. Allow the glue to harden before stressing the joint. All Smiths Epoxy resins use their Dual Synergistic Catalyst™. This ensures a full dependable cure at temperatures as low as -2° C (28° F)
  3. Oak and teak epoxy dries to a translucent pale orange. It is easy to sand and leaves very inconspicuous glue lines once finished. Oak and Teak Epoxy resin will fill gaps in joints.

Cleaning Up

Our Epoxy Cleanup Solvent will dissolve and clean up excess Oak and Teak Epoxy Glue before it has gelled. Once cured, there is no clean-up solvent.

ecs epoxy clean up solvent 1 qt smiths

Shelf Life of Oak and Teak Wood Glue

In the original sealed containers shelf life of Smiths Oak and Teak Epoxy Gluewill exceed five years. Ideal conditions are stable temperatures and a dry environment.

If stored in cold conditions the B part will age by crystallisation. This is reversible by gentle heating to melt the crystals and allowing the glue to cool slowly. There are details of how to do this in this article on decrystallising epoxy resins.

We have performed accelerated-aging of the plastic bottles containing the chemical ingredients. The manufacturer is confident they will be mechanically stable for three to five years, stored under ambient conditions.

Absorption of the natural atmospheric moisture causes lumps to form in Part A.

Plastic bottles allow moisture diffusion through the walls which eventually allows this to happen. The bottles themselves can buckle or crack after 5 to 10 years. The syringes are rather more durable, because of the thicker walls and the different kind of plastic.

The seal becomes uncertain once any container has been opened. For that reason we recommend the product be used within twelve months from opening the container.

If the glue does degrade it will still glue any common wood. However it’s ability to glue at full strength challenging oily or acidic woods will be compromised.

We use metal cans with metal inner-seals to package the larger sizes to maximize shelf and storage lives.

Authors Notes

I have spent the last 40+ years working with a large variety of adhesives on a large variety of materials. This is truly the most remarkably versatile adhesive that I think I have ever used. ‘Hyper Glue’ or some other such adjective would be a better name for it.

Do please try this adhesive if you ever make or repair stuff. You will find it an invaluable asset in your toolbox. It sets slowly and requires mixing, but offers permanent waterproof bonds to so many materials.

Please read the comprehensive instructions that are between the two cans or within the outer packaging before use.

If you are buying a pack of 950ml or above, supplied in tins, please give serious consideration to also purchasing a squeezy bottle pack. It is easy to refill squeezy bottles from the tins, and is far easier to dispense small quantities from them.

When dispensing larger quantities mixing by weight is easiest and only requires a modern cheap set of digital kitchen scales. Mix by proportion 10 parts A : 12 parts B.

More Information

Gluing wood with Epoxy Resins?

Oily hardwoods – How to glue them?

How to glue metals?

How to glue plastics?

Use of Oak and Teak Glue?

Product Review – Guitar Maker March 2015

How much glue do I need? Calculator page

What woods can I glue with Oak and teak Epoxy Resin?

Safety Precautions

All epoxy resins can cause skin sensitisation. Wear suitable protective equipment.

The safety data sheets are available under the MSDS tab on this page.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

Syringe 25ml, 355ml – 12 US Ounces, 0.95 Litre – 2 US Pint, 1.9 Litre – 2 US Quart, 7.6 Litre – 2 US Gallons


Smiths Oak And Teak Epoxy MSDS

Oak-Teak-Epoxy Part A-MSDS


17 reviews for Oak and Teak Epoxy – Glues all woods and nearly everything else

  1. Stephen Dakin

    Submitted by MWG on behalf of Mark Williams
    ‘Just to let you know that I used the Oak & Teak Epoxy on the framing for a glass display case I made from teak; the framing was handmade 10x10mm stock, with mitred corners and mortise/tenon joints linking four verticals with the top and bottom frames. I would sum it up in two words – absolutely marvellous.

    Far superior to Cascamite or any other epoxy that I have used before, easy to use and to clean up excess from joints when clamped up without staining the wood. The long adjustment time for an epoxy glue made the whole job so much easier without the pressure of a very limited time for assembly and clamping.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Mark Williams’

  2. asrobi (verified owner)

    1915 Steering Wheel Fixed. The steering wheel of my 1915 Model T Ford is made from two semi circular pieces with comb/finger joints. Both joints were dry, loose and miss-aligned. I had no idea what the wood was so needed a glue that could cope with anything. After two years of pondering I discovered the Oak and Teak epoxy and found the description very credible.
    Both joins were carefully cleaned and deglazed with 60 grit Aluminium Oxide paper, and fettled until fitting smoothly, then blown off with compressed air. The epoxy was applied to each surface with a small piece of wood, then left for 20 minutes to soak in. Joins were assembled, aligned and lightly held together in the Workmate, with a couple of G clamps working side to side over the comb joint. Then left for 60 hours.
    The end result looks good, now back on the car and will get a good test on the London to Brighton classic car run on 2nd June.
    The great thing about this product is that it gives you plenty of time to get the alignment right, which is always a bit of a compromise with bits like mine.

  3. leigh.millar (verified owner)

    Used to Glue Iroko chairs together and add sapele Splines , very good product, clear instructions, excellent service from Steve. would and will be buying again.

  4. Andrew

    Longbow. I make wooden laminated longbows and have found this to be the best epoxy for gluing the woods together ,Bamboo, Padauk, Rosewood,Iroko,Wenge,IPE,Maple,Osage and others I have had no delaminations and more confidence im this glue over any others i have used

  5. Alison Edwards

    My first DIY repair. After my lovely dining chair broke I decided to do my own repair rather than trust the job to another after some less than prefect previous experiences. The Oak and Teak epoxy was very easy to use and worked perfectly. My only regret was that I had no other jobs to do as I used so little of the product and have almost full tubes left. Great specialist product and quickly delivered.

  6. Stephen Westwood

    Oak and Teak Epoxy. This product is fantastic. To try the product out I made a simple biscuit joint – much quicker than mortice and tenon – followed the instructions carefully and left the joint to set for 24 hours. I found it impossible to snap the joint by hand -it is absolutely solid. I have just ordered a larger quantity of the epoxy and am looking forward to assembling 17 oak cabinet doors. Fantastic product – follow the instructions and you will not be disappointed!

  7. Derek

    Oak and Teak Epoxy. On a bus restoration project, I needed to plug up some oversized bolt holes, in the ash framework, and re-drill them. With another adhesive, I found that the remaining thin shell of the ash plug sometimes broke away on re-drilling. I was advised to use epoxy adhesive, and found this to be the solution.

  8. alasdair ramsay

    great stuff. The best oak glue I have found. Saves all that joint preparation (cleaning mortices etc). Any excess cleans off when joints are cleaned. Highly recommended

  9. rRiton Ian

    epoxy glue. First class service coupled with excellent product.
    received sweeties to have while waiting for glue to mix and disposable glove , so no messy fingers nice touch 🙂

  10. Tom Sammons

    Coffee Table with Oak and Teak Epoxy. Back in August this year, I needed to glue together pieces of new teak – mortise and tenon joints – in order to make a small coffee table to match existing teak tables I already have from years ago – they are no longer commercially available. I had great difficulty finding an appropriate glue until I stumbled across your products on the web.I needed a glue that would allow me time to adjust the pieces for correct fit and to clamp them, when adjusted, to a timber jig made to hold all in the correct position and alignment while setting.It transpired I needed some 30 minutes for the process of gluing and adjusting and your epoxy glue, having a long ‘open’ time, gave me more than was needed.   Other products recommended to me by others were not epoxy and had doubtful adhesion to the oily teak, plus having a quite short open time which, in the event, would not have been sufficient to properly carry out the assembly.I have been most impressed with your glue which was easy to mix and use.Thank you very much for your helpful advice regarding this project.

  11. Ian Hunt, Inner World.

    epoxy oak and teak woodglue. great product , exelent properties alround .

  12. Jul

    Great for Teak. I used this glue to repair a part of teak on a sailing ship – worked perfect!

  13. Ian Hunt

    Good glue. Just started using it but so far seems ideal for Accoya – which is a hard timber to glue.

  14. Paul

    Great glue for guitar fretboard gluing.. Works perfect with any fretboard wood . It does not induce any unwanted moisture in the neck . Easy mixing .

  15. Peter Shield

    Oak & Teak Epoxy Adhesive. Nice and easy to dispense equal amounts ready for mixing from the 380mL bottles. Mixed lifetime long enough to allow plenty of assembly and clamping time. Finished joint being incredibly strong after a couple of days curing. Wish I had found this glue many years ago for all my boat repair work.

  16. Jim Moss

    Oak & Teak. I am new to this adhesive and purchased primarily for bonding cocobolo,but after speaking to Steve at makewoodgood he assured me it was good for filling voids, shakes and other natural defects in wood which it does, but I found it a bit too viscous for some of the smaller cracks, however I had about 1/2 an ounce left over so I thought I would experiment with some cellulose thinner and it does work obviously the curing time is extended but after 3 days it was solid so I can’t praise this enough.

  17. Wayne Dove

    epoxy glue. About a year ago I purchased some epoxy glue for a job using oak.
    I wanted to be sure the joints held, especially the edge to edge ones. I was pleased with the results, and the fact that I was able to purchase a convenient volume of glue… not having to buy so much that it would be wasted or having to worry that I might be short. I still have a tiny bit left , but know when the need arises I’ll be back!

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