Five-Minute Face Frames
Pocket-hole joints provide the perfect combination of speed and strength for this job
Pocket Hole Solution
When it comes to assembling face-frames for cabinets, there's nothing faster than pocket-hole joints -- each joint takes about 90 seconds apiece using a store-bought jig. Attaching the frame to the case hides the holes.
Pocket-hole screws give the frame all the strength it needs and then some. The angled screws cut across grain rings instead of only passing straight through the weaker end grain, making the joint tougher to pull apart.
The mechanical advantage of the screws makes these joints so strong, you can skip gluing the joints for face-frames. That's a big plus if you plan to stain the frame and don't want to bother sanding away glue smears.