The guy's fix didn't hold either.
Take out the last screws holding this thing together.
Look, another previous repair attempt.
This tool will drill a pilot hole and counter sink for the new screws.
The counter sink isn't big enough for the dowel to cover the screw to fit in.
So I drilled a counterbore too.
Some glue on the mating surfaces couldn't hurt anything.
The first screw is in and the dowel is glued in over it.
Since I didn't what to scratch up the verneer on the piece, I used a piece of heavy stock to protect it while I flush cut the dowel. If I was working on an unfinished piece I would sand these flat, but I don't think I will on this repair, because there would be a bunch of restaining to do.
New screws and dowels where the old repairs were too. I think I will hit those with some stain and they will be less noticeable.