Wood dowels are one of the unsung heroes of the DIY world. They're not flashy, but you can dress them up as you wish. Super versatile and super affordable, you can use them in so many ways either as the star or supporting player. Here are twelve ideas to get your creative gears going:
Above: Large dowels painted and tied together with rope to form a coat rack. See more: Style by Emily Henderson
Hung from a shelf, this dowel becomes a towel holder.
Stained and paired with a plastic container to become a Mid-Century-inspired planter.
Here, it becomes a book/magazine sling.
Shelving, here holding shoes, could be made in different sizes and configurations.
Turned into a baby play gym for these adorable twins.
Dowels, plywood rounds and paint buckets for this pair of side tables.
Dowels play a central role holding up the shelves in this diy pegboard project.
Painted, a dowel acts as a curtain rod (with ping pong ball finial!).
With a fabric covering, large dowels form a child-size play teepee.