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If you have kids just getting a start in adult life (or maybe you are that “kid”), you know that moving in and out of apartments is an enormous hassle. Huge moving trucks, wrestling giant pieces of furniture up and down stairs, and friendships strained because of help requests are just some of the headaches. What if you could build a suite full of furniture that could knock down to a pile of boards that would fit in the back end of a minivan, fit through any doorway and not have any piece heavier than 8 or 10 pounds? That’s exactly what you can do with a simple piece of hardware called a “cross dowel” and Woodpeckers new Universal Cross Dowel Jig.
A Design Element & Joinery System All-In-One.
For as long as cross dowels have been around , people have been trying to hide them—not always with great success. Here are some you won't want to hide, in fact, you'll want them right out front in your designs. Woodpeckers is now making bright-finished stainless steel cross dowels. Drill a through hole in your project and on the face side you'll have a slightly domed polished button. Tone down the shine a little and create a “brushed stainless” look with a quick rub with a non-woven abrasive like Scotch-Brite.Learn More
If your project needs super strong joints, steel cross dowels and bolts are the way to go. We stock cross dowels with 10-24, 1/4 -20, 5/16-18 and 3/8-16 through holes. Our 3/8-16 Cross Dowels are ideal for workbench frames and trestle tables. They can withstand high torque values and provide extremely secure right angle joints. A slot in end simplifies alignment with bolt.Learn More