Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Kentucky
Dowels for outdoor furniture joinery
I'm building an adirondack chair and am trying a few different things as I go on this project. My goal is to use no hardware of any kind and I'm almost there. I would like to attach the seat slats using 5/8 oak dowels. My plan was to properly space the slats, lightly glue them in place and then when they are dry, drill holes, then glue the dowels through the slats into the leg support. I'm using white oak for the whole project. Any thoughts on how well this technique might stand up to outdoor weather over time? I will use tite bond 3 glue.