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How to Use Pocket Screws

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

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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.

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Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Pocket screws let you assemble perfect, indestructible cabinet joints without expensive woodworking tools or complicated jigs—a huge leap forward for beginning woodworkers.

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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.

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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".

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