We used the Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig (above) to prepare the cabinet box parts for assembly and face frame installation. Unlike Kreg's previous pocket-hole jigs, the clamp handle on the K5 is on the same side as the drill guide. This allows you to quickly drill pocket holes across the edge of a large panel without having to fumble around with a clamp behind your panel. The storage box "arms" are also an upgrade from the previous pocket-hole jigs. These were very helpful for holding a large panel steady as you move it through the jig. As you can see, our jig is attached to a piece of 3/4" plywood for added stability.
|Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig in action.|
|Using the Kreg Right Angle Clamp to secure the top and back of the corner base cabinet.|
As far as cabinet box assembly goes, we are now only lacking the fridge surround and the cabinet that goes on top of it. Here (above) are the upper cabinet boxes complete with shelf pin holes on the interiors and pocket holes for installing the face frames on the exterior.
Check back with us at the end of the week for a write up on the finishing process for the quarter-sawn white oak face frames - it only took about 27 tries to get it right! ;)