Wood Dowels

Our standard range of Dowels are imperial in diameter. (i.e. inches) The reason is that in many cases the dowel is inserted into a hole and in most instances imperial drills are more common.

However we can produce any size dowel (subject to certain minimum quantity requirements) Lengths normaly range from 2ft. to 10ft. but we can also cut to exact lengths, if required, imperial or metric.

Most dowels over 1 inch. diameter are finger-jointed and laminated. (FJ/L) There are many advantages in FJ/L dowel. It is easier to eliminate defects ,the dowel is more stable , straighter and costs less to produce. Most Australia buyers insist on FJ/L dowels over 1 inch (25mm) diameter.

Standard Dowel Sizes
Imperial Sizes Actual Metric Size Invoice Size
3/16 inch 4.8 mm 4 mm
1/4 inch 6.3 mm 6 mm
5/16 inch 8 mm 8 mm
3/8 inch 9.5 mm 9.5 mm
1/2 inch 12.5 mm 12.5 mm
5/8 inch 15.9 mm 16 mm
3/4 inch 19 mm 19 mm
7/8 inch 22.2 mm 22 mm
1 inch 25.4 mm 25 mm
1 1/8 inch 28.6 mm 29 mm
1 1/4 inch 31.8 mm 32 mm
1 3/8 inch 34.9 mm 35 mm
1 1/2 inch 38.1 mm 38 mm
1 3/4 inch 44.5 mm 45 mm
New Metric Sizes now Available
3mm
4mm
5mm
9mm
10mm
12mm
15mm
18mm

 

The dowels the company produce fall into two distinct categories.

  • Dowels for the D.I.Y. Market
    • These are packed into standard size bundles – the smaller the dowel the greater the number of pieces in the bundle. When bundles of dowels are packed into Euro-crates for export, they can be packed one diam. per create or several diam. per crate. In the case of mixed diam. in a crate, it is important that a row of one diam. is complete before an other size is packed on top. (see table bdls/row). Every piece of dowel is individually bar-coded.

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      Crate of Mixed Sizes
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      Crate of all One Diameter

      Standard Export Packing.
      Sizes Pieces per Bdl. Bundles per Row Bundles per Crate
      4 50 26 N.A.
      6 50 20 440
      8 50 17 340
      9.5 25 20 440
      12.5 25 18 252
      16 20 12 204
      19 20 10 140
      22 15 17 136
      25 15 15 105
      29 10 9 108
      32 10 8 96
      35 5 11 165
      38 5 10 N.A.
      44 5 9 N.A.


  • Dowel Componentry
    • Dowels are used in a multitude of applications ; such as chair backs, cloths airers , baby cots & magazine racks ; just to name a few. SDM can supply to meet any specification with accurate machining, cutting to length, sanding, color coding & packing.

      dowel componentry
      Dowel Components for Export
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      Dowel components for local furniture factory.