As a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig owner for many years now; I still really appreciate seeing books that are for weekend woodworkers(like me) with basic plans and tools to build projects. I especially like them when they focus on one of my favorite types of joinery projects; pocket holes.
The Pocket Hole Joinery Book, by Mark Edmunson is put together with these things in mind. The book lays out eight different projects with basic diagrams and step by step instructions. My personal favorite was the Blanket Bench project. The author also includes a comprehensive, yet easy to read intro to pocket holes. He covers many various types of jigs, clamps, and screws all geared for pocket hole jig owners.[review]
While I really enjoyed this book, my only criticism is that I wish there had been more projects included. Eight projects are respectful, but I wish there had been a few more included.
- Blanket Bench
- Mirror and Picture Frame
- Built-In Bookcase
- End Table
- Bathroom Vanity
I think you will really enjoy this book and the projects included. I sure did. If you are considering purchasing this book another title to check out is The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig by Danny Proulx. I have written a review for this book as well if you’re curious. Both books really complement each other, and if you are new to pocket holes I think you will find them helpful. Check out the titles over at Amazon; there both reasonably priced, and I will include links at the bottom of this post where you can pick them up.