I'm building a Murphy bed with 18mm plywood.
I would like to use knock-down joints for the sides of the base (outer-frame). My research led me to cross dowels (see below)
When doing some tests joining with cross-dowels, I was confronted by the following challenge:
Because the planks are large, I have to use a hand drill. Drilling accurately is quite difficult. For the edge I There are jigs to help with this but they're so expensive I'd can't quite justify it. I'm considering building my own jig with wood/perspex and metal drill bushings.
Alternatively, I considered using the another type of connector that is often used vertically in knock-down beds.
Specification: Size: 52 mm, Width: 17 mm, static load Both Horizontal & Vertical approximately 250 kg
I have a hand router (in case a recess is required).
Would this type of connector be structurally as sound as a knockdown joint?
What must I consider when using such a connector?