Everything to Know About Quality Wooden Banner Dowels

Everything to Know About Quality Wooden Banner Dowels

October 2, 2023  |  Wood Dowel Rods, Wooden Banner Dowels
Everything to Know About Quality Wooden Banner Dowels


Wooden banner dowel rods are a great tool for hanging banners and flags securely and professionally. Made from high-quality hardwood, they ensure durability and strength when you are hanging a banner, poster, or almost anything else. In addition to their dependability, dowel rods can be custom-made to your project specifications so you can get the right fit every time.  

One of the key advantages of using wooden banner dowels is their natural aesthetic appeal. Wooden dowels add a touch of elegance to your banners, and they are more eco-friendly and cost effective when compared to metal or plastic. They can also be stained or painted to match your banner's design or color scheme. 

Wooden dowel rods have many applications and the perfect dowel made from quality wood can make all the difference in the world. 

Have you ever been walking in a store or driving down the road, and see a banner folding over so you cannot make out all the information, whether it is a feature, price or a phone number? 

This problem is typical when using garments instead of dowels when hanging signs. Using a dowel for a poster will ensure your message, information, and photos will always be visible. In this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about quality wooden banner dowel rods, including the types and sizes of dowel rods, dowel accessories, hanging solutions, and the quality and manufacturing process of wooden dowels. Keep reading to learn more! 


What Are Wooden Banner Dowels? 


Wooden banner dowels are made of quality hardwood that is used to hold and display banners, posters, and murals, in addition to other hanging applications. They are typically constructed from durable and sturdy wood. 

These dowels are designed to fit into the pole pockets of banners or can be attached using dowel rod caps for extra security. The caps provide a finished appearance and prevent the dowels from slipping out of the banner. 

Wooden banner dowels offer a natural and elegant aesthetic that can enhance the overall look of any banner. They can be stained or painted to match the design or color scheme of the banner, adding a personalized touch. 

These dowels are versatile and can be mounted on walls, hung from ceilings, or displayed using stands or brackets specifically designed for banners. They are commonly used for events, exhibitions, trade shows, and other promotional activities. They are also completely customizable and when you work with Atlas Dowel, your dowels can be cut to any size, length, or diameter to ensure that your needs are met.

Wooden Banner Dowels

Types and Sizes of Wooden Banner Dowels 


Wooden banner dowels come in a variety of types and sizes to suit different banner display requirements. The most common types of wood used for banner dowels are poplar and birch hardwood. 

Poplar dowels are popular due to their affordability and versatility. They are lightweight yet sturdy, making them suitable for banners of various sizes. Poplar dowels also have a smooth surface that allows for easy painting or staining to match the banner's color scheme or design. 

Wooden banner dowels typically come in different sizes to accommodate various banner dimensions. Common sizes include 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, and 1 inch in diameter. The length of the dowels can vary as well, ranging from a few feet to several feet long. 

When selecting a wooden banner dowel, consider the size and weight of your banner, as well as the display location and the desired aesthetic. Remember to choose a dowel that is compatible with the pole pockets of your banner or one that can be secured using dowel rod caps for added stability. 

Lastly, one of the major advantages of working with Atlas Dowel is that we can completely customize your dowels to meet your needs. Oftentimes times companies are forced to further alter their dowel, be it through reducing dowel length or further grinding to reduce diameter. With Atlas Dowel, you can easily receive customized dowels that are precisely tailored to your specifications. 

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Accessories and Hanging Solutions 


In addition to wooden banner dowels, there are several accessories and hanging solutions available to enhance the display of your banners. These accessories can help to secure the dowels, provide additional support, and make the hanging process easier, less expensive, and more convenient. 

One popular accessory for wooden banner dowels is the end cap. End caps are typically made from plastic or metal and are designed to cover the ends of the dowels. They provide a clean and finished look to the dowels and help to keep the banners securely attached. When you partner with Atlas Dowel, you can be sure that your end caps fit perfectly every time. Our dowels are produced in the same facility, purposefully designed to ensure a seamless and snug connection every time.  

Screw eyes and eyelets are another helpful accessory for hanging wooden banner dowels. After we predrill the dowel, small metal hooks can be screwed into the ends, creating a convenient attachment point for hanging the banners. They are durable and can support the weight of the banners, ensuring a secure and stable display. 

Our plastic connectors help our customers save money on shipping. For example, instead of paying premium upcharges for a 6-foot banner kit, our plastic dowel connectors reduce the kit size deviating the upcharges for oversized packages. We do this by giving our customers 2 3-foot dowels and a $0.45 connector piece, versus a $8-10 upcharge.  

In addition to these accessories, there are also various hanging solutions available for wooden banner dowels. These include metal brackets, wall mounts, or ceiling hooks that can be used to hang the dowels and banners in different locations. These hanging solutions provide flexibility in display options and can be easily installed to suit your specific needs. 

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Quality and Manufacturing Process of Wooden Banner Dowels 


Wooden banner dowels are essential accessories for displaying banners in a professional and aesthetically pleasing manner. Understanding the quality and manufacturing process of these dowels is important to ensure their durability and effectiveness. 

The first step in producing high-quality wooden banner dowels is selecting the right type of wood. Our woods are sourced from sustainable forests to ensure environmental responsibility. 

After the wood is selected, it undergoes a process called kiln drying. This removes excess moisture, making the wood more stable and resistant to warping or splitting. Kiln drying is crucial to ensure the dowels maintain their shape and structural integrity over time.

Precision cutting is another critical aspect of the manufacturing process. The dowels are cut to the desired length and diameter with precise measurements to ensure consistency and a perfect fit for banners. 

Quality control is an integral part of producing high-quality wooden banner dowels. Each dowel undergoes six inspection points to ensure it meets specific standards for strength, smoothness, and overall quality. This ensures that the dowels will withstand the weight of banners and provide a professional appearance. 

Learn more about how you can get custom dowels from Atlas Dowel here


Top Quality Wood Dowel Rods from Atlas Dowel 


A high-quality wooden dowel rod is one of the best tools you have at your disposal when it comes to hanging banners, posters, displays, and more. When it comes to your wood dowel rod needs, never skimp on quality, or sacrifice your needs.  

Atlas Dowel supplies retail professionals, advertising agencies, event planners, industry professionals, and everyone in between with custom wood dowel rods that perfectly and precisely fit your needs.  

No more shopping around endlessly searching for wood dowels that will fit your needs. Atlas Dowel makes it simple. You tell us the number and size of dowels you need, and we will deliver them to you!  

Our custom solutions are second to none, we can provide “hanging systems” that save you time, money, and hassle. We make our dowels custom for your needs so when you open your delivery, they are ready to install right away.  

Click here to browse our wood banner dowels or reach out to Atlas Dowel about your custom wood banner dowel rod needs! 

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