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Posted on using dowels for headboard

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#1 posted 01-25-2017 07:35 PM

I would use pegged mortise and tenons. Through tenons are especially strong. Dowels are okay if that’s all you have access to. I’ve never heard of anyone cross pegging dowels with smaller dowels, although I’m sure it could be done. Of course you’d have to cross peg both sides of the dowel to have any meaningful effect!

Think of dowels like tiny loose tenons. They usually rely on glue strength on both ends to work.

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