So I'm looking at alternatives. Knowing the clips are the least expensive way to go for a low cost book shelf I'm building, kinda mission style 30" tall, I'm considering Miller dowels or pocket screws. The Millers seem pretty expensive for the dowels plus the drill bit and then probably a Japanese saw to flush cut it. The pocket screws hardware is costly as well. The question is: which of these are the most useful for following projects? What is most used/useful: Miller dowels or pocket screws?
I know there are other tabletop clips but seems to me I'd need to buy a router bit to make a slot for those as well.
Appreciate your thoughts,