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What is the most efficient way to fasten face frame components together and how to fasten the completed frame to the box?
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Hello Joe, welcome to the forum.

The Kreg pocket screw seems to be a simple solution.

Of course, there are also dowels, mortise and tenon, biscuits or plain butt joints.

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Here is how I did it.

Pocket screws used to assemble the face frames and then used again to fasten the frame to the cabinet.

Cabinet work is complete. Waiting for the counter top to be installed.
Hope this helps.
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Hi Joe welcome to the forum.
+1 on James and Mike, sometimes I use tongue and grooves also.

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Hi

You may want to take a look at the videos below.the easy way to make cabinets.

Sommerfeld's Tools for Wood - Cabinetmaking Made Easy with Marc Sommerfeld - Part 4 - YouTube
Sommerfeld's Tools for Wood - Cabinetmaking Made Easy with Marc Sommerfeld - Part 2 - YouTube

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I use this video as a guide. Part 1 of 3.

Kreg Jigģ Wall Cabinet Part 1 - YouTube

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I built my cabinets according to the workflow of Kris Reynolds.
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Without question the pocket hole jig is the simplest and fastest way of doing the job. You can make a frame in under 5 minutes. If you cut the ends straight then the frame will be perfectly square.
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Hello Joe, welcome to the forum.

The Kreg pocket screw seems to be a simple solution.

Of course, there are also dowels, mortise and tenon, biscuits or plain butt joints.
...and don't forget the Festool Domino machine! If you're one of those lucky few with money coming out of your ears.
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I first read this question and thought "oh no here we go", but actually everyone was pretty nice. I have one worth looking into - Face Frame first system by Bob Settich. [email protected]

I saw a talk and demo he did and decided to give his system a try and bought a couple CD's . I am going to use his approach for my next set of cabinets and see if I can do it as easily as he made it look.
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