I know it is recommended to install the felt in the drawers with hide glue. This got me interested in using hide glue for the construction of a chest itself.
I have both 192 and 251 gram strength hide glues to experiment with as well as Old Brown Glue which is a liquid hide glue with a longer open time. The reversible nature of hide glue appeals to me. If I happen to glue and clamp a drawer slightly off kilter, it can easily be fixed by applying heat and getting it back apart for a second try.
Compared to aliphatic resin, it takes 24 hours to dry and requires a longer clamp time. Also, you have to be quick while applying the glue and clamp pressure before the glue starts to set. This seems like it wouldn't be too much of a problem as long a you have lots of clamps and are quick with your hands.
Does anyone have any further input, objections or experience with using hide glue?