When Pocket Holes go bad

A number of years ago (BS – before shed) we bought some dining room furniture – looked nice, wasn’t particularly cheap or expensive.

When I looked closer at the furniture once I had been getting into woodworking, and specifically how it was joined together, I found much was pocket holed. And this, rather surprisingly, included the dowel stringers between the legs. To the point that there was very little wood left of the thin-ended stringer at all.

They actually lasted a lot longer than I gave them credit for, through good fortune rather than good design, but one did break the other day, so I thought I’d share with you a photo of how NOT to use pocket holes, especially in furniture that is to be sold!


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