|Forum topic by NerdDoc||posted 06-23-2014 02:41 PM||1376 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-23-2014 02:41 PM
Hi all – this is my first post, but I’ve been trolling for years :)
So I built a small mft-style table that I think is a pretty slick idea, but I built it out of some 3/4 phenolic that I had sitting around and now that it’s time to re-build it, I’m wondering what material to use.
The table top is about 30” square and then it’s got a skirt all the way round it that’s 3.5 – 4” wide – these skirts will have pocket holes drilled in them and then the pocket screws will go through them and into the underside of the top. I’ve heard MDF is a bad choice to put pocket screws into but I don’t know if that’s true or if it would matter much in my case since it’s not going to be under a great deal of strain. I’ll be drilling a series of dog holes in the top and I’ve got all of my other issues worked out… a build thread will be forthcoming once I get this project done!
Thanks for any suggestions!