From Dictionary.com.....dowels don't have to be round. They just have to be pegs in holes. Who knew. Not me.
Not sure why we are discussing this, but it sure is fun. Anyways... I could only find references to round dowels on Dictionary.com other than the words, "usually round" I could find nothing that said "dowels don't have to be round". The only references to "square dowel" seem to be on retail sites.
I did the shelf mod today, well, in one closet so far anyway. Instead of using round or square dowels, I used prefinished cove molding from Lowes for the support. It looks great and I didn't have to stain or paint anything. I did use some round dowels on hand for my measurements.
To attach the cove molding I used some liquid nails and used my brad nailer to hold the molding in place while the liquid nails set up.
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Woodworking parts-dowels, buttons, plugs, dowel pins,knobs, spindles Ads
dow·el? ?[dou-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, -eled, -el·ing or ( especially British ) -elled, -el·ling.
Also called dowel pin . Carpentry . a pin, usually roundusually round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them.
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Heck, I just referred to them as dowels because I couldn't think of a better term at the moment. I figured if I used the word "square" before "dowel" that most folks would understand.
On another note, I went back and read my post about using short screws "from the outside". It makes it seem like I was going to put screws from the outside of the TT through to the inside. I should have clarified that a little more to read from the exterior portion of the wardrobe wall that faces toward the bed and adjacent to the overhead cabinets. That is the wall that is doubled in my TT and I intended to screw from the inside of the overhead cabinet into the wardrobe and the square "dowel", but THAT wall is doubled therefore, I was unable to do what I originally planned. I just felt like that wallboard was too thin to screw into. Totally confused now? So am I, so I will quit while I am ahead..............if I am
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