Hi, I know this isn’t exactly furniture, but I’m guessing some of you may know a thing or two about it anyway. And after all, it is joinery.
I’m planning on building a set of gates for the driveway to a cabin. This will obviously be exposed to weather, so I will use impregnated construction wood (pine). I want to avoid bolts as much as I can, and I don’t think I can rely on glue for this, so my thought would be to mortice and tenon the joints, and then use drawbores to keep them together. But I have a couple of questions:
1. Should I use glue as well (the type that can stand water, like Titebond3 or something)? Did I mention that the cabin is up in the mountains. Lots of weather, but the gate will be taken down during winter time to avoid breaking it from the snow load.
2. Do I make the pegs from the same wood, or do I need to make it from something stronger, like oak?
3. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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