We have some furniture where the dowels separated in the wood joint and yesterday morning I glued and strapped them together in a vice fashion the 2 pieces. This morning I took off the strapping and looked at the joint and it is holding firmly.
I had to gently hammer it together with a wood block and hammer.
This morning with the help of mom I glued the other side with
Elmer's Wood Glue and strapped it down tight.
Let it dry for 24 hours.