A number of years ago one of the legs on our sofa broke off. The dowel holding the foot to the framed snapped. Now that I've got my hobby, I'm looking to affix the leg. I've drilled out most of the dowel in the keg and sofa frame, but it occurred to me that my 3/4" dowel rod might yield a stronger leg then the previous 1/2" whatever they used (looks like poplar or pine).
The feet are 2" square where they connect to the frame, and about 6" long, tapering to 2/3" square at the ground. Not 100% sure what species of wood for the frame, but it's definitely not pine. Best guess is maple or poplar.
Would drilling the larger hole compromise the foot or sofa frame? How "deep" into each piece do I need the dowel to go?