Oak Dowel Making For Rocker

The joinery for the Maloof rocker is rather simple.  The front leg to arm and front leg to rocker connections are a simple dowel and glue joint.  I felt that with the time and effort already going into this chair that turning my own dowels wouldn’t matter and add a bit of character to the chair.  Plus, I couldn’t find any oak dowels that fit my 1/2″ drilled mortise properly.

Rocker Dowel Turning