We use the best quality straight grained defect free oak for the manufacture of our oak dowel pegs.
The timber used for the manufacture of our oak dowel are the off cuts of the 42mm through and through quarter sawn boards that we produce when making our direct glaze boards.
These off cuts are sawn 1mm oversized then fed through a thicknesser to create a accurate oak bead of 18mm.
These beads are then fed through our router tables taking off the 90 degree corner angles to create a clean defect free round finished oak dowel.
The oak dowel is kiln dried and when hammered into the oak frame, the free water within the structural beams penetrate the oak dowel causing it to swell and tighten into the pre-drilled mortice and tenons.
These are then sawn off utilizing a 10mm packer pattern giving a uniform over length traditional pegged morticed and tenonned joint.