|Forum topic by Muddler||posted 03-21-2007 10:02 AM||1614 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-21-2007 10:02 AM
Last year I built a small, 1/2 sized storage shed for my mother designed to hold her three garbage cans. I assembled the doors and lids using bead board for the panels and 2×3’s for the frames. I was under the gun and put the frames together with pocket screws. Needless to say, they didn’t make it through the winter – just a couple of windy, snowy days and two of the doors have come apart at the pocket screws. I was figuring to replace the doors with ones utilizing M&T joints this time. I understand that I will need to use a waterproof glue like Titebond II or III, or even Gorilla glue. I plan to use 2×4’s this time, and I was wondering if there are any considerations I need to know about the combination of soft woods, M&T joints, and the forces of nature (I do plan to seal them and paint them with an outdoor latex once assembled). Any suggestions short of “hire a contractor” are appreciated!
-- ...straight lines or tight lines, either will make me happy! Muddler