Yeah i know this is a bit like closing the door after the horse has bolted, but i wanted to see if there was a better way.
Yesterday i made a face frame for my new router table. Nothing fancy and according to plans really just to finish of the face of the 3/4 plywood used for construction. So the thickness of the face frame and its width was 3/4". I used cherry.
So i lay this out on the cabinet with the cabinet face horizontal and got all the pieces nicely square and cut to appropriate lengths.
Then came the joining them together, That sent me inside to check on how to do it. Had always thought of pocket hole screws but was worried about the thickness and width. So Kreg jig specs said 3/4 no problem.
Got the Kreg jig out and proceeded to set up to put pocket holes in the rear ends of the essentially 3/4" square pieces.
Thing is the Kreg jig is not really setup for a narrow piece like 3/4 width. I know most face frames would be wide enough to take two holes to keep the wood square to the face. I made a plan with the Kreg clamp and "got by" but it was a battle getting the holes in the center of my 3/4 wood. Had no rotation of the pieces because i used the Kreg clamps and it all worked out even put a dab of glue on the ends as insurance.
But it got me wondering how would the pros have done it.
I did not want pin holes all over my nice cherry face frame. Its going to be glued to the front face of the cabinet given i van get clamps on it.
I recognize i should have had this in mind during my planning of making the unit but it is what it is. When i am retired I may have a different approach.
So how would you have done this.