period techniques

Photo taken from "The Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour" by Robert D. Mussey Jr. (Peabody Essex Museum)

Pocket Screws with Fine Furniture

In the lowboy build that I’m working on for the February 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I’ve decided to use pocket screws to attach the lowboy top instead of driving nails through the top into the parts below. When some woodworkers hear that, I get the wrinkled-nose effect, as in “What the hell...