Walnut Nightstand #5: Pocket Holes Drilled in Legs and Skirts

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 05-29-2016 01:12 AM 588 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 08:01 PM

Since you’re pre-finishing, don’t forget to use masking tape to control the glue squeeze-out…;)

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