Repairing Wooden Drying Racks

For years I have been staring at my vintage wooden drying racks trying to figure the best least invasive method to repair loose dowels. When the wood ages the pins shrink in the sockets and won’t stay put. However because it’s a hinge, they can’t be repaired with glues or nails etc… I have previously tried a center screw with a washer, but it just tears up the dowel and doesn’t work smoothly.

It wasn’t until today it just hit me.that this little commonly found widget fixes it beautifully. Time to repair all my vintage folding racks! and find more!