I love my Kreg Jig

Jacob Allred

Nightstand Progress

A few years ago my parents got me the Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. I thought it was neat but didn’t really have a use for it at the time, so sadly it has been sitting in a tub of random tools in my basement.

Now that I’m retired and have too much time on my hands I decided I wanted to try building some furniture. For my first venture I am working on a nightstand for my wife. The Kreg Jig has made it so much easier.

Yesterday I built the top (see photo) using three pieces of 1x6. It took about 15 minutes to cut the wood, drill the pocket holes, and screw the whole thing together. When Becca came home I of course wanted to show it off to her. It was so tightly and evenly put together that she thought it was a single solid piece of wood!

Thanks to my Kreg Jig, I should be able to finish the nightstand in the next few days during my baby’s nap times, and I won’t have to try to cover any nail holes (or errant hammer strikes).

I still have a bit to do.. I need to make a drawer, add a shelf, sand/stain/finish the whole thing, and attach the top to the base.