I am making a chest of drawers for the end of a bed. It is made of 3/4″ ply that I have veneered with 3/32 to 1/8″ of resawn black acacia veneer. The sides of the chest are about 17″ wide and 20″ high. I want to join the sides to the veneered plywood base using 3/8″ dowels. Here’s my question: how long should the dowels be? I bought 1/12″ dowels thinking 1/2″ would go into the base and 1″ into the side piece, but now I am thinking they look too short. Any thoughts?? Thanks very much. Paul
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