Five-Minute Face Frames
Hiding a Pocket Hole
Your case edges should hide the pocket holes after you attach the face frame, but you may want to further conceal the holes from view on some projects. In wood, fill the holes with pre-cut plugs or 3/8" dowels of the same species. With either one, trim off the excess after the glue dries and hand-sand them flush with the workpiece photo above right using a rigid-backed sanding block. Or turn plugs into accents using contrasting species, such as a walnut plug in maple.
For melamine-coated particleboard projects, use angled plugs molded to snap into the pocket hole photo below right.
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