Pocket Holes: How To Make Them in Miter Joints

Although these simple joints can help you make a vast variety of furniture, one of the ways to add character and interest to furniture is to add angles – miters and bevels.

I show you step by step how to set up the Kreg Jig, what settings to use for which material, and how to make pocket holes.

Pocket Holes: How To Make Them in Miter Joints

Here are the basic steps – 1. Set the jig height and the drill bit collar to the thickness of the wood. 2. Place the board on the jig, with the mitered end against the base. 3. Drill pocket hole as usual.


Before drilling the hole, be sure to check on the back of the jig to make sure that the hole in the jig isn’t exposed.


If it is, the pocket hole will create a hole on the side of the board – something we don’t want. In the example above, drilling through the exposed hole was not a good idea. But drilling through the other two holes would have been just fine.

Kreg 320

In the picture, I am making pocket holes in a compound miter cut using the Kreg 320. This piece has a 10-degree bevel and 30-degree miter.