I determined the Kreg settings for drilling pocket holes for the legs and the skirts for this nightstand. The thickness of the case bottom is approximately 5/8 inches. I am going to use 1 inch long pocket screws. I also tested the hangerbolts that will be used with the corner braces or brackets. I will have to determine the length to cut the corner brackets after I have fastened the legs and skirts.
I have designed the legs and skirts so the pocket holes will be covered: the holes in the legs will be covered by the skirts, the holes in the skirts will be covered by the corner brackets. I have yet to decide whether and where I will make holes in the corner brackets.
I applied Danish Oil natural finish to one leg and its corner bracket since I was going to screw in the hangerbolt to test its fitting. I knew I would not want to unscrew the hangerbolt once it was screwed in. Thus, I applied the finish.
In fact, before I assemble this nightstand I will apply Danish OIl finish to each of the parts before I glue and clamp the case or fasten pocket screws.
-- --- Happy Howie