If you want to build a furniture piece that is sturdy and can handle bumps and jolts, cross dowel joinery is the way to go. Cross dowels and bolts form super strong, secure, right-angle joints that can withstand high torque. Cross Dowel joints can be taken apart and put back together many times without losing strength or wearing down from friction. Choose from different sizes and finishes for the look you want. Woodpeckers now offers domed stainless steel cross dowels that can be part of your design element. Create a brushed stainless look with a few scuffs from a non-woven abrasive.