Build a Drawer with the
Kreg Micro Jig
or Pocket Hole Jig
You can build a drawer! The Kreg jig, whether using the regular size or the micro jig, will help you get the drawer boxes square.
We have free drawer plans that you can use to build a drawer with your regular pocket hole jig or your Kreg micro jig.
Once you have seen the different ways drawers are constructed with the the Kreg jig, you will be able to design your own Kreg plans with drawers.
YOU CAN BUILD DRAWERS
WITH THE STANDARD SIZE
KREG POCKET HOLE JIG!
The regular Kreg pocket hole jig and 3/4" plywood will make very strong, and durable drawers.
When you build a drawer, you always start with the largest outside dimensions, taking into account the drawer glide system, if any, you will be using. The primary disadvantage of of using the regular Kreg jig to build a drawer is that you lose space inside the drawer - 1/2" from side to side, and 1/2" from front to back.
A secondary disadvantage is that it costs more to use 3/4" plywood than 1/2" plywood.
This drawer was built with 3/4" plywood and the regular Kreg pocket hole jig. It is sturdy enough to withstand hurricanes and teen-age boys! It replaced a drawer made of 1/2" fiberboard that had come apart.
The front of the drawer was attached to the new wooden drawer box with regular wood screws.
All of the joints for this drawer box were done with pocket hole joinery. Once the drawer box was finished and slid back into the cabinet, there were no pocket holes to be seen, either inside or outside the drawer.
The bottom of the drawer box was also joined with pocket hole screws. To do this, the bottom of the drawer had to fit within all 4 sides of the box.
This drawer box made to fit into the shelf of the Kreg cabinet plan, and was made with all pocket hole joinery, as well. However, the pocket holes were made on the sides of the box, rather than on the front and back. As you can see, when you open the drawer, the pocket holes are obvious. We recommend drilling the pocket holes on the front and back.
The front of the drawer was attached to the drawer box with regular wood screws.
YOU CAN BUILD DRAWERS
KREG MICRO JIG!
The Kreg micro jig allows you to build a drawer with 1/2" wood without worrying about splitting the wood when you drive the pocket hole screws.
The primary advantage is that you preserve as much drawer space as possible by using 1/2" wood.
The Kreg micro jig works the same as your regular pocket hole jig, except that everything is slightly smaller. When you purchase the micro jig it comes with the smaller Kreg drill bit.
As you can see in this photo, the Kreg micro - in black - slides right into your regular Kreg jig. The settings also work the same.
If you do not yet own a Kreg jig, you may want to purchase the Kreg Toolboxx collection, which also includes the black micro jig.
The complete Kreg micro drill guide includes the drill bit collar and allen wrench to adjust that collar.
Once you own the micro pocket hole jig, you will find yourself thinking of many other projects that could be made with 1/2" wood, including wooden picture frames, and panel doors!
The pocket holes screws for the micro jig are also smaller in diameter than the regular pocket hole screws. The micro jig comes with a screw starter kit, but you may want to keep another box on hand. This size pocket screw is not readily available from your local big box hardware store.
This drawer is made of 1/2" plywood with the pocket holes done with the Kreg micro jig. Please note that the pocket holes are on the front and the back, so that they will be hidden.
This bottom of this drawer was not pocket hole jigged. Rather, it was sized to fit to the outside dimensions of the drawer box, and tacked in place. This is suitable for a drawer that will not see a lot of heavy use, such as for this end table.
A drawer for the shop, where heavy tools and supplies will be stored, should be pocket hole jigged at the bottom
As with the other drawers, the drawer front is attached to the drawer box with regular wood screws.
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FREE DRAWER PLANS!
FREE END TABLE PLANS WITH DRAWER!
These free Shaker end table plans are simple enough for the woodworking beginner. The table itself is made with the regular pocket hole jig. The drawer is made with the Kreg micro jig.
Free drawer plans will be included in the woodworking plan PDF, which is still under construction!
To visit these free end table plans,
click here or on the photo.
BUILD KITCHEN ISLAND CART WITH DRAWER!
These Kreg plans are some of our most practical and popular, because of the variety of storage included. Also, because this is a rolling kitchen cart, it is a very versatile piece when your kitchen is super busy.
Click here or on the photo
to visit this pocket hole jig plan.
Free drawer plans are included in the woodworking plan PDF for this rolling kitchen island cart. The link for the free download of the PDF is at the bottom of the plan page.
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