I am planning to make a screen door from 2 x 4 rough sawn cedar. The door will be roughly 32" wide x 80" tall. Below the middle cross rail will be an "x" to match the door on the house and to provide strength to prevent or minimize racking. My question is what type of joints to use to attach the cross rails to the verticals.
1. Mortise and tenon seems questinable since the cedar is pretty soft compared to other woods.
2. A friend of mine recommended using 1/2 dowels.
3. Use bisuits and probably double them up.
4. Use 1/2 lap joints
As far as glue, I'm considering Gorilla glue or epoxy since the door will be outside.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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