|Forum topic by leftcoaster||posted 01-08-2016 01:54 AM||714 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-08-2016 01:54 AM
Sorry, but I don’t know what to call this and I’m wondering if it even exists.
I want to build a temporary outdoor structure out of 2×4s. Historically I have done it with some Simpson strong tie joists holding three 2×4s together and that has worked fine.
I was wondering if I could do something a little more attractive: The posts would have two mortises and the horizontal members (rafters, but not really) would have tenons that go through and beyond the end of the mortises. There, there would be a peg that would go through the tenons and so prevent the tenon from being pulled back through the mortise.
It’s a temporary structure, so I’d want to be able to disassemble it, hence no glue.
Has anyone ever seen such a thing? Is there an alternative approach? Would what I’m describing work?