Dowelled Joint

Using a jig, a dowelled joint is an accurate, quickly made alternative to a mortise and tenon joint, although not quite as strong. To ensure that the post is not weakened when the dowel holes meet in the centre, it is a good idea to stagger the holes. This makes setting up the jig a slightly longer procedure, but enhances the strength of the joint. Apart from this minor variation, the method for making this dowelled joint is the same as for any other.

Allowing the tenons to meet in

FIG 4.15

Dowelled joint for rail and post construction.

FIG 4.15

Dowelled joint for rail and post construction.

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