How to Make A Dowel Joint On A Table Leg
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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
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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.