Building garden gates, motice and tenon.

28 Jul 2015
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United Kingdom
I’m currently building some garden gates, decided to build a motice and tenon frame with three rails 4x2 and angled bracing 6x1.25, then some t&g matchboard panels.

I have it clamped up and glued it all up with PU glue.

Could I rely on the glue solely to hold the m&t joints or would it be advisable to screw through said joints.

It’s a metre wide, so didn’t think doweling it would be needed.

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Modern glues are quite good, screws will do little. For the best result you should have pegged or used wedged joints however it's too late for this.

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