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Wood vs. Composite Shims

We are excited to feature our Shim category this month! This category includes our composite shims and wood shims.  

In this blog, we will walk you through what both composite shims and wood shims are ...

How to Make a DIY Wooden Dowel Trivet

Creating a wooden dowel trivet is a great project for beginners and with the right materials, it can be done efficiently and effectively. They can be used for many different crafting projects to enhan...

Get Ready for Cooler Weather with a DIY Wall-Mounted Coat Rack

As a DIY home crafter, you are always looking for new home improvement projects and craft ideas to tickle your creative senses and produce something that can improve your lifestyle. This winter, one o...

A Christmas tree made of wooden dowels. The text reads, "DIY Wooden Dowel Rod Christmas Trees"

There is no limit to what you can do with wooden dowel rods, a few supplies, and a pinch of imagination. Home crafts and home improvement projects often rely on wooden dowels for success. Why? Because...

DIY Tailgate Games with Wood Dowels

Tailgates are fun, family-friendly times made for good people, good food, and good games. Most tailgates serve as parties leading up to a big football game or holiday party. However, they can be held ...

A laptop. The text reads, "How to Navigate Our Online Store"

Midwest Dowel makes shopping for dowels and wood components online simple. Our shop lets you purchase dowels from the convenience of your home computer and have them shipped directly to your doorstep....

The Ultimate Guide to Wood Species

Wood products are some of the most useful and versatile components available for both home and professional construction. There are many different species of wood products for you to choose from and e...

Which Wood Species Should You Use for Your Next DIY Dowel Project?

When it comes to woodworking, the devil is in the details. One of the most essential components of many projects are dowels. Whether you're working on a piece of furniture, a craft project, or any oth...

A basket and two towels hand on a wooden rack with peg. The text reads, "Different Kinds of Wooden Spindles and Pegs"

DIY crafts are a fun and engaging experience that lets you use your creativity to create a project that is useful around your home or yard. Crafts also give you a chance to collaborate with another pe...

Wooden towel rack hanging on a wall. The text reads, "DIY Home Decor Ideas Using Wood Dowels"

When it comes to DIY projects, wood dowels are a fantastic choice for adding stability and strength to your crafts. These cylindrical rods offer numerous benefits that make them a favorite among craft...

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