Pocket Screw Holes

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Pocket Screw Holes

Post by jblankenship69 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Are pocket screw holes under upper wall cabinets in bad taste or okay? You would only see them if you looked under the cabinets. Any other recommendation for strengthening bottom rail besides glue only? I am building shaker cabinets with inset doors if that matters. 25 mm face frames.

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Post by sammy.se » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:34 am

Dowels or biscuits can add strength and help alignment.

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Post by woodsmith » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:24 am

If they can't normally be seen then I leave them. You can get a plug cutter that makes dowels that fit into the holes and I think you can buy ready made dowels for filling pocket holes if you don't like the idea of having the holes exposed.
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Re: Pocket Screw Holes

Post by Jonathan » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:13 pm

Glue on end grain has vertically no strength, I use domino's and glue

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Post by davidpidge » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm

Put biscuits/dominoes as well as pocket screws. Put plugs in to cover them or fix a panel to cover the entire underside.

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Re: Pocket Screw Holes

Post by thekarter » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:42 am

jblankenship69 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:04 pm
Are pocket screw holes under upper wall cabinets in bad taste or okay? You would only see them if you looked under the cabinets. Any other recommendation for strengthening bottom rail besides glue only? I am building shaker cabinets with inset doors if that matters. 25 mm face frames.

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You say 'strengthening the bottom rail' do you mean the bottom rail of the face frame?
I normally make face frame for wall units 25 mm x 25 mm with the bottom rail 25 mm x 50/60 mm. The frame is then fitted to the carcass using biscuits.
Alan

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