Dowel manufacturers make hardwood dowels in over 10 different species such as birch, oak, maple, cherry, walnut and mahogany. Dowel sizes range from 1/8″ to 3″ in diameter and available in lengths up to 12 feet long. There are unique and exotic dowels suitable for knitting needles, turkey calls, furniture, martial arts sticks, game pieces or whatever type of dowel your hobby or craft may call for.
If your craft, hobby or project requires a unique dowel product, manufacturers will be happy to manufacture it to your specifications. They often have a large selection of woods available. They will cut dowels to make your project a success. If you require a sample prior to ordering, most of them often have them and they can be sent to you prior to your order so that you can have an idea of what you are buying.
There are also several shops that you can buy these dowels online. Some of the sites that you can buy from are: source woodworking, Cookwoods, Exotic Hardwoods Uk Ltd, Bell Forest Products, Griffin exotic wood, exotic Lumber Inc, among others.