If you build anything you’re going to want this:
I’m not a fancy tool gal by any means, I prefer only my drill, saw and sander but this is one fancy tool you might want to consider.
The Kreg jig makes pocket holes so you can hide your screws. And who doesn’t want to hide their screws? Not to mention it creates a tight, square, secure joint.
Today I made a few pocket holes, repetitive yes, but the rewards come once the pieces are secured together and all the screws are tucked neatly in their holes:
It looks slightly complicated but once you have it set up just lock in your wood piece and drill:
(and I typically only use 3/4″ stock so rarely do I need to adjust the depth)