Drawbore Mortice & Tenon: Square Pegs (Method 2)

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Square drawbore pegs are a feature commonly used in craftsman style furniture. Paul goes through how to drill and then square the exterior of the hole and shape the peg to fit.

To see part 1 (round pegs) click here


  1. John Courtneidge on 8 February 2018 at 11:52 pm

    I didn’t quite get how you can make a square peg top on both sides . . . Do you have make a square sectioned peg and hole?

    • Philip Adams on 12 February 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Hello John,
      This one is just square on the outside face, but round on the inside face. To be square on both sides you would indeed have to make a square hole and peg.

  2. Stefan Risto on 5 November 2020 at 11:16 am

    Hello John,
    as i understood it Paul said that you should make the dowel shorter so there is room for a square plug which you insert from the other side just as he does in Craftsman Style Bookends: Episode 3.

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