Wooden dowels come in a variety of lengths and widths ranging from 1/12” to 3” in diameter and typically in stock at 36” and 48” lengths. Larger diameters are also available, as well as lengths up to 16’ in some species.
Custom wood dowels are available for a variety of uses. Samples of some specialty products include:
Common Wood Species Available for Wooden Dowels and Dowel Pins are as Follows:
The standard dowel of choice for the past 150 years has been white birch, based on smooth grain, light color, strength, machines well, stain / paints well and cost effective. Because of the volume of birch processed, we can also offer bulk quantities that are cut to your desired lengths and is also the species of choice for extra operations of drilling, rounding, chamfering etc. The 3’ and 4’ lengths at 1/8” though 1 ¼” diameters are typically available in stock at considerable bulk quantities for prompt shipment. Cut to specific lengths and secondarily machined dowels are shipped ASAP, depending on operations involved.
Other wood species available are:
Poplar – relatively soft, straight and cost effective in larger diameters, stains and paints well
Ash – straight, strong, flexible and ideal for tool handles and gym equipment
Soft maple – smooth grained wood that stains /paints nicely at lower cost than hard maple
Oak dowels– distinctive grain, hard and strong for furniture applications
Hard maple – hard, smooth grained, dense wood, ideal for furniture applications
Cherry – beautiful, warm color and grain, machines quite nicely and ideal for higher end furniture.
Walnut – dark and distinctive brown color and the premium of domestic woods
The following wood species are available as well:
- Imported species
All domestic species are harvested in sustainable manner, as a matter of course in U.S. forestry regulations.
Extra operations for your specific needs:
- Finishing in non-toxic paints and stains
- Ends can be pointed, rounded, chamfered, drilled, slotted, tenoned, beveled, ferruled, tapered and sanded
- Shafts can be beaded, slotted, grooved, crossbored, resized to custom diameter
Printing Capabilities Include:
- Pad Printing, Silk Screening, Branding, Laser Engraving and more.