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Simple Dowel Projects

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Turn thin wood pieces into fun and functional decor with these easy projects.


Dowels are inexpensive, easy to work with, and full of project potential.

Dowel Folding Table

Turn simple wood parts into a contemporary table you can build in a weekend. Use it year-round or store it between special occasions.

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Dowel Photo Holder

Make these simple photo holders by the dozens to decorate any room with your favorite images.

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Dowel Coat Rack

One board plus one dowel equals an attractive wall-mounted coat rack that’s easy to make in a day.

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Tablet Stand

Put your electronic tablet or e-reader to work on a make-it-yourself stand you can build for less than $20.

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Dowel Fruit Holder

Keep fresh fruit handy for a healthy snack by storing it on this eye-catching rack. Dowels and a board are all you need to make this countertop holder.

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Dowel Pendant Light Shade

Transform a pendant light into a colorful lantern by making this delicate shade from easy-to-cut dowels.

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Dowel Starburst Wall Art

Perfect for rooms with long walls or high ceilings, this easy-to-make wall sculpture adds sparks of color and a delicate but dramatic shape.

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Dowel Table Set

A simple jig for drilling holes turns dowels into interlocking parts that you can assemble into several different sized tables of many sizes.

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