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Posted on using dowels for headboard

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 06:31 PM

I have a vague idea of what you are doing but a pic of your mock-up would help. I use dowels for pinning miters, pinning tenons, reinforcing butt joints in boxes; I would never use them as a substitute for other joinery in a piece of furniture. BUT, many people do so you might get away with it. I wouldn’t expect to get more than 10-15 years from dowel joinery, although the glue should hold longer.

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