Hi Nick - in general, I haven't had exactly stellar success mixing screws with MDF. Best luck I've had is using small pilot holes which the pocket hole jig doesn't normally provide you with. A simple rabbet and glue joint should work just fine for you, I wouldn't resort to either dowels or pockets.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?