- richie thomas wrote:
- 2x4 would be to much, at most id use 2x2, but personally id use a 1x2 for the frame work
Yeah that's much more reasonable. What would you suggest for joining the wood pieces together? If you're making simple 90 degree angle cuts some good ol' nails should work. That would take quite a few nails (or deck screws). The cost would be cheap and the time involved wouldn't be bad. Not very elegant though if you're objective is a nice finished look but there may be other options.
There's also dowel or biscuit wood joinery that might work with some good Titebond Original wood glue. (locally manufactured I might add...) A good glue up job should be as strong or stronger than the wood itself. Problem is there's some special jigs/tools for doing dowels etc.
Aside from dowels or biscuits some steel angle brackets and screws would make a nice 90 degree joint. I just don't think angle brackets and wood screws would hold up for very long (just about the time you're enjoying the ride things are likely to break).
Not forgetting my original "Woody" hood concept I suppose PVC pipe (instead of 2x2s) would provide the strength and options to create a hood frame using something other than basic 90 degree angles, it would be cheap, and could be cut and assembled with simple tools like a hacksaw, sandpaper, and PVC cement.