It is what it is...
Hard to beat plain ole white elmers glue for ease of chemical free application for applying leather to wood. You will not get any better looking seams and end channels once you figure it out. There is a slight learning curve but the water clean up is a breeze when you get a little excess on the finish. No taping off bs, breathing deadly chems either.
I'll have to try it one of these days. I like more than one way to skin a cat.