There isn't any special hardware needed for the Shaker Bench shown on page 22. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to find large diameter dowels in different woods. (I used maple for the Shaker Bench and red oak for the Three-Leg Stool on page 16.)
There's a technique shown on page 14 for making your own dowels on the router table with square stock. But if you would prefer to purchase dowels in a variety of woods, they're available from the "Mail Order Sources" listed below.
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