How to Buy Wholesale Dowels

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How to Buy Wholesale Dowels
A dowel rod can be used for many carpentry or crafts projects. (dowel pin image by Jim Mills from

You may be running a craft business or a hardware store. You may work as a carpenter who makes furniture and desks. In these cases, you will probably need a large supply of wooden dowels. Dowels are wooden rods of varying lengths and diameters. Dowels are used in arts, crafts and carpentry to hold other pieces of wood together. Maximise your business profits by purchasing the dowels wholesale. Wholesale purchasers often buy large product quantities at a discount.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Locate a wholesale company specialising in wood products. Find a company that sells wood products wholesale, instead of looking for a company that sells dowel rods as a product, such as a craft store or chain store. Purchase in bulk with a greater discount through a wholesale company. Some examples of wood wholesale companies are listed in the Resources section of this article.

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    Determine the dowel rod sizes and types you need. Dowel rods come in a variety of lengths and diameters, so specify the sizes you need. Dowel rods are also produced from various types of wood. Woods include ash, birch, maple, pine, oak, walnut, poplar and hickory. Some companies also allow you to mix and match wood varieties.

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    Add the products you wish to purchase to your online shopping trolley. Complete your purchase by following the directions on the company's website.

Tips and warnings

  • Carefully evaluate your dowel rod needs. You do not want to be stuck with excess inventory you cannot sell or cannot use. In some instances, the mix-and-match wood option may not be an advantage if you do not work with a particular type of wood. For instance, if you are a smaller craft store, you may want to purchase the smallest allowable quantity of dowels. This ensures you are not using too much of your storage space for dowel rods.

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