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#1 posted 07-12-2016 02:48 PM

Kreg Tool offers a cabinet making booklet that’s available from Amazon for $3 or it can be downloaded free as a pdf file from many sources. Google “Kreg Cabinet Making Booklet”. It provides all of the dimensions for upper and lower cabinets. You will find it to be very helpful. Of course, since it’s a Kreg booklet, they show you how to build these cabinets using the maximum possible number of pocket holes, but with a little knowledge of the other common joinery techniques, the pocket hole joinery can be kept to a minimum and only used where they will not show. I like pocket hole technology but I can’t stand the sight of them in my cabinets, even when plugged. I won’t use them in doors or drawers, or anywhere where they will be seen if you put your head into a cabinet that I built. In the bottom from underneath, behind the cabinet drawer slides, or from outside when another cabinet will be adjacent and attached is the only type of place where I will use them.
They save time and eliminate the need for clamps when gluing, but to me, they are ugly.


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