On this page you can find plan that you can use for making board-gluing fixture which is a great alternative to pipe clamps.

This is a very simple fixture that you can construct quickly and easily, even in a poorly-equipped workshop. Either plywood or solid stock can be used for this free woodworking project.


Board gluing fixture plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for beginners
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints

Dimensions of the completed board-gluing fixture according to our plan are as follows: Height 80mm (23 3.15''), Width 762mm (30'') and Length 635mm (25''). If necessary, the parts dimensions, slot length and hole number can be customized to your needs.


The board gluing fixture consists of the following parts: base, fixed fence, adjustable fence, fasteners (standard parts) and wedges. 

In the following pictures you can see drawings of all parts, an assembly drawing, an exploded view with parts list and instructions showing how to create and use this fixture. The moving of the adjustable fence in parallel with the fixed fence has been achieved by using three pairs of holes and slots.  The wedges put even pressure on the boards.


Exploded view and parts list
Board gluing fixture - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Board gluing fixture - Assembly drawing
Part drawings
Part 1 - Base
Part 2 - Fixed fence
Part 3 - Adjustable fence
Part 5 - Wedge
Standard parts


Board gluing fixture assemblage process

Board gluing fixture - Assemblage proces
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Submitted by Ceh Jan