|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 08-13-2014 04:39 PM||813 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
08-13-2014 04:39 PM
I am interested in securing my two inch thick workbench to the frame using pocket hole joinery. Along the back I want the top fixed and not moveable. Wood expansion would move the front of the top towards the woodworker.
My question is about using pocket holes along the sides and front. Is the hole size sufficiently large to allow wood movement? If not can the pocket jig be moved slightly and re-drilled to make a oblong hole? Or is there another quick, simple and foolproof way of joining the two?
I should mention that the front, side, and rear rails are 2×4s with the vertical being the four inch. Also, the shop is only heated, in the winter, when I am present; not cooled in the summer; and no dehumidifiers, so temperature and humidity swings are the worst for wood movement.
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri