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.

Avoid a DIY Furniture Fail with This Simple Tip

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.

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!

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!

Seeking to find ideas with regards to wood working? http://www.woodesigner.net has these!

Seeking to find ideas with regards to wood working? http://www.woodesigner.net has these!

Drywall screws work great as pocket screws.

How to Use Drywall Screws for Pocket Screws

Trim out a cabinet the classic way using pocket-screw joints.  Face frames…

Trim out a cabinet the classic way using pocket-screw joints. Face frames…

Building drawers is a very handy skill!  This drawer was built to replace a worn out one in a kitchen, but you could build all the drawers for your kitchen cabinets, too.

Building drawers is a very handy skill! This drawer was built to replace a worn out one in a kitchen, but you could build all the drawers for your kitchen cabinets, too.

The Wood Whisperer - great article and tips on how to use the pocket screw jig, what types of screws to get, and links to various jig companies.

The Wood Whisperer - great article and tips on how to use the pocket screw jig, what types of screws to get, and links to various jig companies.

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