Wooden dowelsPosted: March 15, 2014
The cupboards where manufactured by IKEA, and as is usual with their flat-pack furniture, all the side panels of the cupboard carcasses were held together by special metal twist-lock fasteners and short wooden dowels. As I was disassembling the carcasses I made sure that I put the wooden dowels to one side as I thought that I might be able to find a modelling use for them … and after giving it some thought, I think that I have.
The wooden dowels are 35mm long and 8mm wide, have slight bevelling around the ends, and have small ridges cut along their length. If they are cut in half, the two parts look like small gabions … and I now have enough to construct quite a length of gabioned earthworks. Perhaps I will make some once I have perfected the construction method for my L-shaped built-up areas.