Found small vanity (?)chair - all wood (unknown variety) . The seat is made of (about) 3 or 4 pieces of 3/8" wood glued together on top of the seat frame. I'm thinking the grain is probably turned 90 degrees for each layer (for strength) - yes? no?
Any special tips for gluing?
Wish I could send picture - really unique chair otherwise I wouldn't go to all this trouble.
Chances are the seat is made up of layers of wood with the grain set perpendicular to each other and there are usually an odd number of layers. Yes it is done for strength and economy. As for regluing I would recommend hide glue (either hot or ready to use liquid). Clean the joints of old glue, apply new hide glue, clamp and allow to dry overnight. Hide glue is easy to clean up and is transparent to stains and finishes. Good Luck.