453 Walnut Buffet Pt. 3

March 4, 2011

In today’s episode we start construction of the doors. But before we can really get into it, I need to cut and install the horizontal dividers between the drawers and doors. For this part of the project I chose pocket hole joinery. For me, it was a perfect joinery technique for a piece that was less structural and more design.

Speaking of pocket hole joinery, in the second half of today’s show I wanted to share with you some information about getting the best results from pocket hole joinery – especially since so many of you seem to be a little apprehensive about using it. While setup of a pocket hole jig is important, choosing the correct screws for use in those pocket holes is even more vital. Here’s a great Kreg Screw Kit available at Highland Woodworking

I found some great information at Kreg Tool’s website. Obviously they sell their own screws, but even the after-market versions have characteristics listed in today’s show that will give you excellent results. Thanks to Kreg Tool for the great information and all the images.

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  1. Bob Pawloski says:

    Looking pretty sweet. I use pocket hole joinery in my projects and I love them. I think one of the great things about them is that it is one of the cheaper systems to get started in. I may not use them for every joint, but they are in every project.

  2. Neil says:

    Not sure about the pocket screws never used them, if they work then they work and use’em.

    You are in my wheelhouse building in the realm of flat panels. Which actually don’t have to be flat.

    The proper use of flat pane/sheet goodsl construction is so misunderstood, that’s really more important.


  3. Ken F says:


    Yes on Pocket Screws.

    Your Table Saw and Out Feed Stand
    made that ply cut look easy for a lefty,
    Lets keep politics aside.
    Matt this project is awesome can’t wait for the
    series finale.
    Can you make it long enough to finish my popcorn!

    • Matt says:

      Apparently you don’t eat popcorn like I do, handfuls at a time! With my family it’s a matter of eat it while you can “they’re coming in the room”.

      The end of the build isn’t too far away. Only an episode or two to go.

  4. John says:

    What did you use to attach the main vertical divider? Is it just glued in or did you use biscuits or something similar?

  5. John says:

    Nevermind, I just watched the video again and saw that you used biscuits.

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