We’ve all had a DIY furniture fail. We’ve accidentally driven a pocket screw through the edge of a board or ripped a piece too narrow on our table saw. These mistakes are a waste of time, a waste of money and cause us major frustration. The other thing is these mistakes aren’t accidents at all. Most of these mistakes can be avoided. In this post I'm sharing a simple tip to help you avoid furniture fails.
How to build drawers with pocket screws and the Kreg pocket hole jig.
How to Use Drywall Screws for Pocket Screws
Pocket screws are used with a boring machine that drills holes slanting horizontally through the face of wood. The "pocket" is the hole where the screw head fits. Normally, pocket screws have a small head to fit down inside the hole, but you can use drywall screws if you take a minute to size the end of the hole with a drill. You can adapt any...
Doors with inset panels look awesome, but building them requires sophisticated woodworking tools and techniques—right? Wrong! Just make your doors from 3/4"-thick material, and make panels from 1/2"-thick plywood. Screw the panels in place with pocket-hole screws, and you'll have a great-looking panel door without having to be a woodworking expert!