man building built-in seating for a breakfast nook
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Built-In Seating: Tips and Ideas

• To smoothly drive fasteners and prevent wood from splitting, drill additional pilot holes where pieces come together. Insert your drill bit through the existing pocket-screw holes to create a path for the screw in the adjoining piece.

• Use a router to create a bead along the edges for a more decorative look. You can also recess the seat apron by ¼ inch to create a nice reveal.
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