Choosing and milling a log

 

Choose a log with straight grain

 

Level the log before milling

 

A perfect board for chair parts

 
 
 

5 steps to a perfect dowel joint

 

1. Straight long grain

 

2. Grain orientation and wood movement

 
 
 
 

3. Moisture control

 

4. Precision fit

 

5. Continuous glue bond