Drilling Pocket Holes in Mitered Edges

How to Drill Pocket Holes in Mitered Corners

I’ve been asked a few times about how to drill pocket holes in mitered corners. It is really easy and can be done in two ways – with two pocket holes on one board or one pocket hole in each board that joins together. There are a few things to keep in mind when drilling pocket holes in any board, especially when creating a frame or door that will have a rabbet routed in the center for glass or a panel.

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Start by cutting the pieces for the frame you’d like to construct.

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Determine where the holes will be drilled. If the center area of the frame will have a rabbet routed for glass or another type of panel, locate the pocket holes so that the screws will not interfere with the router bit. For narrower material (1x2s, for example), the pocket holes will be located closer together.

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Clamp the pieces together. This is where the face clamps come in really handy – they help keep the faces of the pieces aligned!

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Drive the screws.

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Fill the holes as desired.

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Easy-peasy, right? Now that I’ve shared how to drill pocket holes in mitered corners, will you make frames with mitered corners? Let me know if you need help or have questions – cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!