|Forum topic by groland||posted 06-26-2010 05:23 PM||1006 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-26-2010 05:23 PM
I am building a workbench with mortise and tenon joints on the end trestles. I’m using red oak. I would like to use a dark wood for the dowel pins for color contrast. I am thinking about walnut for these pins, but I have never done this before and I wondered whether walnut dowels would work well in this application?
I made a test joint with oak dowels, and I could really wail away with a hammer on those dowels driving them into the draw-bore holes. What an incredibly strong joint! Wow! Would walnut be able to withstand this application or ought I to stick to red oak?