"Make a test run. I would hate to guess at that.
You should be able to rout deeper if the screws come from outside the cabinet. They will be pointing in. Unless the ends are exposed then that's not an option."
"Make sure you get a router that accepts both 1/4" & 1/2" shank bits. A 2HP or larger motor since it sounds like this tool will be a workhorse in your shop.
I started with the router bit sets with the basic roundovers, trim bits &…"
"Hi James. I'm sorry but I wouldn't use pocket screws for this myself. Dados on the table saw or with the router & an edge guide would be much cleaner IMO.
However,, you'll want the pockets on the top side of the upper shelves so…"
"That does it for me!! Glue & screws on my face frames from now on!! I understand all the arguments form all sides & from my perspective 2 methods of attachment are better than 1.
I've only built a couple frames so far & didn't…"
"Just google computer table/desk plans. Maybe add the word free in there. YouTube has some videos & some of those folks will have a link to their plans. Get an idea on the build by video then use their plans or modify them."
"I was given over 750bdft of rough lumber. I made a dining table & benches with it. I used some PH joinery on it with gorilla glue. This was my 1st real project with PH's & I just wanted to see how sturdy it would be. Works great for…"