Ok, here's the update on my drawers...
I learned 2 new terms yesterday and had an opportunity to use both - Rails and Stiles!
I began work this morning on the rails and stiles (like that? :) ) for my drawer frames - was going to start with 1.
Here's the pics of the build...
Cut the rails and stiles
Measured - all equal length - cut all the stiles at once, cut all the rails at once and cut the runners at once.
So far so good
I have a single kreg pocket hole jig but didn't work very well - wouldn't join the wood (no gluing):
2" inch screws? Nope too long
Nope too long and the single kreg didn't work - went to Lowe's and bought the R3 pocket jig - I'm now $43 poorer for it :( but it seem to work to get the holes drilled
Ok, the R3 seemed to work - helps to read the instructions... Clamp one stile to one rail and get ready to screw in and join
Strike 1 - the stile split - cut another stile
Strike 2 - split stile #2 - cut another stile...
And there we have it ladies and gentleman - strike three and we're out! Like the say 3 strikes and you're out!!!
3 stiles all split using 1 1/4" wood screws! Now I'm out of all the wood I bought the other day - good thing I didn't buy really good wood or I would be one really pissed off firewood maker
Like I said - drawers are the bane of my existence.
I can take a hint - no more drawers for me! Shelves and cabinets are all I can build.