How to Use Pocket Screws | Even a novice can build nice cabinets. Make tight, strong wood joints quickly and easily with pockets screws. No clamps, no dowels. We show you how to do it in two steps. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
Made the Ana White bookshelf unit over the weekend. Learned what a pocket screw was and how to drill using a Kreg Jig for pocket screw holes. The piece turned out nice. Used #2 pine boards. Directions were easy to follow.
The most important part of choosing the right screw for your application is selecting the correct screw length. We suggest using the screw lengths shown above when joining alike material thicknesses, such as 3/4" to 3/4".