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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-31-2014 12:12 AM 887 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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10-31-2014 12:12 AM

I want to attach 1/2 plywood to the sides of a router table I’m in the process of building . I have recessed the back , left and right sides and I don’t want hardware showing on the outside. I am wondering will pocket holes using the Kreg pocket hole jig support the added weight I’m putting on the frame?

If you can imagine the ply on the frame in this picture!!!!

If you don’t think the pocket holes will work, please provide an alternative!!

-- Ed


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timbertailor

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#1 posted 10-31-2014 08:43 AM

pocket holes will be plenty strong. Just use a little wood glue for added insurance and it should be plenty strong.

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 03:59 PM

Just following along here; I agree with timbertaylor. If you do not want hardware showing on the outside, how are you attaching the ply in what I assume are rabbets along the frame components?

In regards to the “finish”, don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a piece of shop equipment, not a delicate settee for the wife.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 04:09 PM



Just following along here; I agree with timbertaylor. If you do not want hardware showing on the outside, how are you attaching the ply in what I assume are rabbets along the frame components?

In regards to the “finish”, don t lose sight of the fact that this is a piece of shop equipment, not a delicate settee for the wife.

- greg48

Greg48 I appreciate your comment and I am using pocket holes even though it’s a piece of furniture for the living room I figured it would be a good opportunity to practice certain skills when I am making furniture

-- Ed

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