This Pocket Hole Plans Book
Is An Excellent Resource
for Pocket Hole Jig Owners!
This pocket hole plans book is authored by Danny Proulx, who has written
more than 10 books about woodworking. The back cover says, This is
"the first book to teach the limitless applications of this time saving
We Recommend This Book! It Was a Great Help When We Got Started.
If you own a pocket hole jig, and are looking for new projects to build, we recommend this book.
Just one plan that you can use will make it worthwhile!
Originally published at $24.99 in 2004, it is now available for much
less at Amazon.com.
This Pocket Hole Plans Book Has Some Excellent Plans!
Popular Woodworking is the publisher of this 128-page soft cover book.
The quality is first-rate for each of the pocket hole projects. With
the step-by-step explanation, the exploded construction diagrams, and
many quality photographs, it is easy to see what to do next. This
pocket hole plans book also includes a materials list, as well as a list
of hardware and supplies for each pocket hole plan.
The Plans Include Shop Tips and Construction Notes.
'Shop Tips' and 'Construction Notes' are scattered throughout the
project directions. Just those are worth the price of the book.
The specific projects included in this pocket hole project book may not
be what you are looking for right now, but reviewing the techniques used
in this pocket hole plans book will help as you design your own
Chapter One is a Great Introduction to Pocket Hole Joinery.
In this first chapter Danny Proulx gives a brief survey of the pocket
hole jigs that are available for purchase. He also includes directions
to make your own pocket hole jig.
The author also discusses the various types of pocket hole screws, and
the drill bits used in pocket hole joinery, including the step drill
P.S. Don't Build Your Own Pocket Hole Jig!
Kreg Tool Company has created the Kreg Jig in various configurations from the most basic to the latest and greatest Kreg Jig K5. We started with the Kreg Jig K4 Master System, and have never regretted it. We have since upgraded to the K5. BUT If you can't afford the K5, consider the Kreg Jig R3 to get started!
Chapter Two Shows The Different Kinds of Pocket Hole Joints.
The second chapter is a wonderful description, including many photos, of the most common types of pocket hole joinery.
- the corner or right angle joint;
- edge joinery:
- corner miter joints;
- face angle joinery;
- offset joinery;
- leg and rail joinery;
- drawer box construction;
- countertop backboards; and
- edge banding.
This chapter will probably trigger a bunch of ideas of what you could do with your Kreg Jig K5 or R3!
We have Reviewed Each of The Pocket Hole Plans in This Book.
See Our Review of the First 3 Plans.
To see our review of the first 3 plans in "The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book", including the:
- Free standing base cabinet;
- Tall bookcase: and
- Quilt rack,
click on this link or on the quilt rack photo.
Check Out the Next 4 Plans, too!
To review the next 4 plans in the pocket hole plans book by Danny Proulx, including the:
- Window Bench;
- Chest of Drawers;
- Kitchen display and storage cabinet: and
- Coffee and end tables,
click here, or on the window bench photo.
This Pendulum Wall Clock is one of the Last 4 Plans.
For our review of the last 4 plans in Danny Proulx's pocket hole plan book, including the:
- Sofa or hall table;
- Framed mirror;
- Pendulum wall clock: and
- Octagonal wall clock,
click on this link, on the pendulum clock photo.