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I have a dowel question

I'm using dowelmax jr for dowels, will it be overkill to use 2 sets of rows of dowels on each 1 1/2" 3" wide think rail & stile frame & panel hutch/cabinet I'm making, or would 1 row down the middle be sufficient?
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Not sure I'm reading your post right but 1 1/2" thick frame and panel door sounds pretty heavy. I'm a M&T many myself but to prevent sag you may want to go with more dowels. A pic of your plans may get you a clearer answer since I'm not 100% sure what you mean.
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Not sure I'm reading your post right but 1 1/2" thick frame and panel door sounds pretty heavy. I'm a M&T many myself but to prevent sag you may want to go with more dowels. A pic of your plans may get you a clearer answer since I'm not 100% sure what you mean.
The sides are frame & panel with material being 1 1/2" thick 3" wide, the doors are frame & panel also but will be 3/4" thick.

With 3/4" thick material dowels are in center as I'm sure you know, but since my sides are 1 1/2" think I can have a row of dowels on each side for I would think greater strength.
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So are you specifically asking about joining, with dowels, the rails and stiles that make up the sides of the carcass?
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I'm using dowelmax jr for dowels, will it be overkill to use 2 sets of rows of dowels on each 1 1/2" 3" wide think rail & stile frame & panel hutch/cabinet I'm making, or would 1 row down the middle be sufficient?
One row of dowels will be sufficient.
Bigger the job = bigger the dowels.
Will the dowels be visible and part of your design or are you blind doweling?
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One row of dowels will be sufficient.
Bigger the job = bigger the dowels.
Will the dowels be visible and part of your design or are you blind doweling?
Blind.

I am using 3/8 fluted dowels, Because of the thickness of rails & stiles on sides is why I asked since I can do 2 rows that wont be seen.
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So are you specifically asking about joining, with dowels, the rails and stiles that make up the sides of the carcass?
Just if 1 row of dowels will provide enough for joint strength because of thickness of material versus 2 rows being over kill and not providing any more strength than the 1 row.
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Just if 1 row of dowels will provide enough for joint strength because of thickness of material versus 2 rows being over kill and not providing any more strength than the 1 row.
I think 1 row will be sufficient
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I think 1 row will be sufficient
That will save me drilling time, thanks.
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