Hygloss Wooden Dowels are crafted from white birch, a very strong and durable wood. The rods will maintain their shape and straightness, thanks to the specialized kiln-drying process they go through. Since the wood comes unfinished, you can stain or paint the wooden dowels however you wish. No need to worry about getting splinters; these high quality dowel rods are sanded down and smooth to touch. Measures 1/2" x 12" . Each pack includes 25 pieces.