Obviously Dowels Are the New DIY Superstar (These 17 Projects Prove It)

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Somehow, somewhere, amid the craze around plywood and cane, dowels snuck in as the must-have material for home decor DIYs. Got to see it to believe it? Be our guest …

1. DIY Mirror

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2. DIY Dining Table

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3. DIY Dresser

White wood IKEA dresser with plant on wood floor

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4. DIY Wall Hooks

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5. DIY Plant Hanger

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6. DIY Bedroom Storage

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7. DIY Christmas Tree

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8. DIY Standing Planter

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9. DIY Side Table

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10. DIY Pegboard Shelf

a shelving unit hung on a wall made from a plywood sheet with a shelf glued on a many holes drilled for pegs made from thick wooden dowel

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11. DIY String Light Poles

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12. DIY Wall-Mounted Organizer

a shelving unit made from a sheet of plywood with a shelf, several thick wooden pegs, and a mirror at eye level

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13.DIY Leather Art Hanging

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14. DIY Toy Basket Trolley

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15. DIY Wooden Mobile

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16. DIY Swing Arm Blanket

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17. DIY Midcentury-Inspired Plant Stand

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Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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