Tape liners are great for sealing gaps and joints in your projects. They’re also useful for other DIY woodworking projects that require a tight seal. However, you might not know how to use tape liners best. If you’re unsure about using it, check out our article on using tape liners in different ways. It will help you understand which applications are right for you and ideas on incorporating tape liners into your DIY projects.
SEAL GAPS AND JOINTS IN YOUR PROJECTS
Tape liners are great for sealing gaps and joints in your projects. They can also be used to reinforce cabinets and doors and other DIY projects such as bookcases, lighting, and more. You’ll often see tape used to cover cracks and joints in large pieces of furniture like bureau drawers, sofas, and chairs. You can also use it to cover gaps and joints in smaller projects like connecting two tables or adding a shelf to a bookshelf. It’s also a good idea to use tape when gluing smaller items together like rugs, baskets, and the like.
USE TAPE LINERS TO REINFORCE CABINETS.
You can also use tape liners to reinforce cabinets. If you’ve purchased a new cabinet and want to nail it shut, use two types of tape: double-sided tape and wood glue. Use double-sided tape on one long edge to prevent the cabinet from moving during installation. Apply a very thin coat of wood glue along the other long edge to stick the cabinet to the wall. That’s it! You can also use two tape liners together to create a frame for a picture, particularly a decorative one. This is a great way to add character and personality to a room without adding much weight to the wall.
BUILD FURNITURE WITH HARDWOOD TAPE
If you’re planning on using hardwood tape to reinforce your furniture, you’ll need to use a precise tape application. If you’re using regular household tape, simply remove it after completing the project and store it in a sealed plastic bag. Then when you need to use it, unroll it and clean off any excess immediately with a mild cloth. If you’re using hardwood tape, first apply a light coat of wood glue along one long edge of the tape, and then carefully place the tape on the surface with even, slow strokes. Wait for the glue to dry before you continue. When you’re finished with your project, carefully remove the tape and store it in a sealed plastic bag. Then when you need to use it, unroll it and clean off any excess immediately with a mild cloth.
OTHER USES FOR TAPE LINERS
You can also use tape liners to protect your furniture from wear and tear. For example, if you’ve broken a window, you can use tape to cover the broken glass and protect your furniture. Just remove the tape after the project is completed to store it in a sealed plastic bag. You can use tape liners to cover holes in your projects, too. For example, if you’ve made a mistake on a project and need to cut out some extra material, you can use the tape to cover the hole. That way, you won’t lose any of the pieces because you don’t have to special order them, and you won’t have to pay the additional fee for a tape backing since the tape covers the hole.
Tape liners are a great way to protect your projects from damage and moisture. They’re also useful for other DIY woodworking projects requiring a tight seal, such as filling holes and joints, installing shelves, doors, cabinets, and building furniture. Use these tips to know how to use tape liners in different ways.