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Forum topic by RobH posted 10-28-2007 05:26 AM 996 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2007 05:26 AM

Hey all,

My wife would like some new stools for the kitchen. I have decided to take on the challenge. We have chosen the design that Gary Rogowski presented in an article in the March/April 1988 issue of Fine Woodworking. In his design he used all wedged through mortise and tenon joints. What I am wondering is if it would be a good place to use Miller dowels. I have used the system for other things, but never for something with joints stressed like a stool. I am thinking the 2x dowels will be fine, but I am not sure. What is your opinion here? If not Miller dowels, I will probably end up using loose mortise and tenons.

Thanks in advance for the help.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 10-28-2007 07:39 AM

I would not use dowels or loose tenons on a chair or stools. Because you can have two points of failure and the stress may be to much for the joint but that’s just my opinion Rob.

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#2 posted 10-28-2007 04:11 PM

I don’t think even the big ones would bear the load in shear strength. IMHO.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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