Cross Dowels/ Barrel Nuts
M4, M5, M6, M8 and M10 Cross Dowels and Barrel Nuts
Cross Dowels are also known as Barrel Nuts and Dowel Nuts. Cross Dowels are used to provide extremely strong joints and can be used in a variety of ways; including corner joints, framing and general flat pack furniture. They are ideal to use in conjunction with Furniture Connector Bolts.
They are a cylindrical shapes metal nut. One end of the cross dowel is usually slotted; this is to allow a flat head screwdriver to rotate the cross dowel so the threaded hole can be aligned with a bolt.
These Cross Dowel are not just used in the furniture industry, they extremely versatile and can be used in many sectors.
We stock these barrel nuts with various threads including M4, M5, M6, M8 and M10; these threads are available in the centre of the cross dowel or off centre.Off-Centre Threaded Cross Dowels are also refered to as Eccentric Cross Dowels and Centre threaded Cross Dowel are refered to Centric Cross Dowels. They are also stocked in a variety of lengths to suit all applications. We do also stock few Twin Hole Cross Dowels.
Headed Cross Dowels are also available
When choosing the correct cross dowel it is important to consider
- The Diameter of the Cross Dowel
- The Thread of the Cross Dowel
- The Position of the Thread on the Cross Dowel (centre or off centre)
- The Length of the Cross Dowel
- The Finish of the Cross Dowel
FAQ - Cross Dowels
Do you stock your cross dowels in the UK?+ -
All our Cross Dowels in In-Stock in our London Workshop.
Do you stock any other size Twin Hole Cross Dowels?+ -
We only stock what is available online. If you cannot find the size you are looking for, you might be able to use two smaller cross dowels as an alternative.
What is the difference between Imperial and Metric Cross Dowels?+ -
We only stock Metric Cross Dowels. This refers to diameter of the thread and the thread pitch of the cross dowel. If you require imperial cross dowels, they are much harder to find in the UK. You could consider also purchasing replacement bolts and moving across from Imperial to Metric.
What does M5, M6, M8 and M10 means?+ -
M5, M6, M8 and so on refers to the thread bar size the cross dowel will accept. M8 Cross Dowel will work with M8 Bolts
My bolts only turn once or twice, then it stops. What’s is the issue?+ -
You must have an Imperial Threaded Bolt. You should consider purchasing a replacement Metric Bolts.