Dowels are cylindrical rod like pieces of wood that can be used in crafts and woodworking projects as axles, support rods, and pegs. They are available in many different lengths and diameters as well as some customized shapes or with other custom features. Dowels are typically available in many different types of wood and the type of wood and thickness required will depend on the application and variety of other factors. Some woodworkers make their own dowels, but most buy pre-made dowels, as lumber suppliers and woodworking stores typically have many different types of wooden dowels available.
The most common application for wood dowels is for joining multiple pieces of wood securely without the use of nails or screws. Dowel rods can be used for this purpose by manufacturers of cabinetry, furniture, toys, tools, and several other industries.
At St. Charles Hardwoods, we can supply wooden dowels in all sizes and lengths. We can even custom manufacture pieces to meet your specifications. If you would like to see our selection of dowels or you would like to purchase any type of dowels we sell, visit our St. Louis area stores today!
As a leading lumber supplier, serving the St. Louis area, St. Charles Hardwood manufactures a wide range of wood dowels at our lumber mill. For example, we stock wood dowels in different diameters, lengths, and varieties. This includes:
When you choose St. Charles Hardwoods for your dowels, you are receiving quality pieces that can be customized to suit your particular needs. For example:
Dowel joints offer several advantages over other types of joints. For example, when wood dowels are used, the joints are nearly invisible. In most cases, only a thin joint of glue will be visible on table legs, cabinet sides, and chair legs. Because of this, they have been extensively used in the furniture industry for many centuries. Additionally, since dowel joints are simple to use, they can also decrease assembly costs and time required over utilizing other methods
Another advantage is strength. Dowel rods and pins can withstand a high amount of stress. The tough, long fibers in the wood allow dowels to withstand heavy sideways stress. Once the glue is applied and the joint is cured, it will be nearly impossible to remove the joint.
If you want to learn more about our wooden dowels or if you would like to see our complete selection of dowels we have in stock, come by one of our St. Louis area hardwood supply stores today. We look forward to doing business with you and becoming your woodworking supply company of choice for years to come.