I believe the plans for the Oak Park table and base show dowels. But if you are set on either dowel or pocket hole, I would go with pocket hole (coarse thread) and glue.Hi,
I'm leaning towards building a simple router table from MDF similar to the one below. I was planning on using dowel joints but a friend of mine made a good point, why not just use a pocket hole jig. This seems much easier to me as the odds of me drilling the holes correctly for the dowel joints with a cordless drill are pretty bad. As I am new to woodworking, it's tough for me to know if this is really a good idea or not. Any thoughts?
In either case, make sure your cuts are straight.