Miller Dowel has revolutionised the speed and ease of making glued joints for your furniture and cabinets. These joints are quick, easy and precise, and sacrifice nothing in the quality of the joint produced. Available in three sizes, the starter packs are complete with a unique stepped drill bit for an exact fit and a supply of the Birch dowels.
Mini Kit (6.5 diam. x 41.5) for timber 12 - 14mm thick.
Standard Kit '1X' (10.5 diam. x 70mm) for timber 16 - 25mm thick.
Large Kit '2X' (12.8 diam. x 90mm) for timber up to 32mm thick.
Further packs of dowels are available for each size in Birch, Oak or Walnut.
The innovative stepped and ribbed form of these dowels (or maybe they should be called wooden nails) keeps the glue where you want it, in the joint, without the problem of compression experienced in ordinary dowel joints. The ribs grip the sides of the stepped pockets as they swell with the glue to lock them in place.
The procedure is simple:
Clamp or hold together the pieces to be joined.
Drill the stepped hole with the Miller TruFit bit for the selected dowel size.
Spread a thin layer of glue (Titebond II is recommended) on the ribbed section.
Tap the dowel into the hole until fully seated.
Trim off and sand level - Miller dowels are self capping - so job done!
Please remember - good and accurate surface preparation of the mating surfaces is essential to the strength and neatness of the joint.
TOP TIP for an interesting effect, use a Miller Dowel which contrasts with the host timber.
26 December 2018
Strong neat finishI bought the mini kit of these along with the different dowels in their separate packs. I’ve used them in a variety of contexts for tables, worktops and as tenon pegs and I’ve been really happy with the result in each case. The holes need to be carefully drilled out using the supplied stepped drill bit and although I have never had a problem with tearing out even in oak I’ve found that I get better results if I let the bit drill a little deeper than indicated. I’ve also used them as screw covering plugs but that’s expensive, if effective so that little experiment didn’t last very long.
7 September 2016
Excellent Joinery ProductUsed these for the first time a few weeks ago. Was slightly dubious due to length of leg and weight of attached surface, but they make an incredible strong join.
13 February 2014
excellent items to have in the workshopI have been using this for many furniture projects, they look beautiful and the finishing is always perfect, very easy to use, I could not be without them, I have provably used over the years well over 200.I never used them outside as they are a bit costly so I reserve them for more precious projects inside, however a friend of mine made a patio bench after seeing me using them and the result was excellent.
22 May 2009
keithEXCELLENT, I HAVE BEEN USING THESE ON EXTERIOR PROJECTS, HIGHLY RECOMENDED
Mr D Webb
17 August 2007
Miller DowelsI have now used over 100 of these dowels on various projects. They are easy to use and give a very strong joint.