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HOW TO MAKE A DOWEL JOINT ON A TABLE LEG
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How to Make A Dowel Joint On A Table Leg

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Description:
A dowel joint is made by drilling matched holes in fitted surfaces so that one dowel can be accommodated in each pair of holes. When joining legs and rails, the dowel size is governed by the size of the stock used. A good rule is “dowel diameter equal to one-half rail thickness”. The length of the dowel should be “twice rail thickness plus one-half inch”.

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Use:
Dowel joints are used extensively in cabinet making. Use permits quick and accurate assembly of furniture and strength in the completed project. In addition, they require less material than many other types of joints.

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