In Tom’s world, strong polyurethane construction adhesives, like those made by Loctite, have generally replaced inexpensive, smelly, and short-lived synthetic-rubber adhesives. Because polys bond tightly with most materials, and aren’t bothered by water, they’re great for exterior applications.
PL Premium; Loctite
Shown: When building a rustic headboard, Tom used construction adhesive in conjunction with nails. Together they make a much stronger bond than nails alone.