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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewg View Post

    You say the base is 'green' ie wet - as it dries this wood will shrink making your holes smaller. If your dowels are too snug a fit, then you might get splits, however get ot righ and you will get a tigher fit that will last better than any glue!

    Hope that helps
    The hole would get looser as it dries not tighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    The hole would get looser as it dries not tighter
    Well that would be a blow to centuries of greenwood chair making!

    See section on Shrink and Swell joints construction here if you are confused.

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