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Old 07-16-2017, 12:17 PM   #11
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As far as the screw itself goes, any pan head or round washer head wood screw (or particleboard screw) in the correct length will do the trick....#8 or #9 head. (check that the countersink is a large enough diameter, since a round washer head screw is slightly larger in diameter than a pocket head screw).

The important thing in pocket-screw joinery is using a good wood glue.....that's where the strength lies. When you try to break a good glue bond, the wood itself will split, or the particleboard core or plywood plies will separate, before the glue separates from itself.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:17 PM   #12
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Anybody found screws that work? Besides their proprietary screws

Local hardware store has them don't know brand name. Do a search fo "pocket hole screw" I have also had good luck using regular construction screws with a small washer. Like this Review: Kreg Pocket Hole Screws Alternatives - by steliart @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
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Build them. It is super easy. Make a plywood box using a kregg jig then make a wooden face. Easy as pie. All you need is a steady hand a circular saw, a craig jig , screws, glue, plywood, and face lumber (boards poplar, maple, oak, or evwn pine).message me if you need more info.

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This is exactly what I have in mind. Plus, it'll be custom fit.
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Also run a test piece to ensure the screws depth is correct. I run the drill a little shallower to ensure the screw doesnt over penetrate.

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Here's my two cents worth I built 2 x 4 and plywood cabinets and then I did some work(tire and brake work) for a cabinet maker and he said let's trade and I said that's great and he said, after he was done, next time you build a bus let me put the cabinets in from scratch it would have been a lot less frustrating for him. It still worked out really good but he said he could do an awesome custom build for a very reasonable price.
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Here's my two cents worth I built 2 x 4 and plywood cabinets and then I did some work(tire and brake work) for a cabinet maker and he said let's trade and I said that's great and he said, after he was done, next time you build a bus let me put the cabinets in from scratch it would have been a lot less frustrating for him. It still worked out really good but he said he could do an awesome custom build for a very reasonable price.
And you are located where?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:13 AM   #18
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Any screws work for kreg holes
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Also you don't need framing lumber like 2x2 or 2x4. Just use thicker ply wood.
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Also you don't need framing lumber like 2x2 or 2x4. Just use thicker ply wood.
This^^^

Go look at your cabinets- no framing in there. Use the 3/4 ply for the sides. Trick is rabbit a grove for the 1/2" floor in the sides. Drill the sides for adjustable shelves and drawer slides before assemble.

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