At the very least one thing I would do is to paint every joint inside and out with a good quality exterior paint or stain before assembly. Otherwise you'll be fighting the elements forever and be doing repairs pretty much every year. Last time I checked Florida gets a bit of rain on a regular basis. Unless you're using some super rot resistant wood that costs you a few thousand bucks per board foot paint will be your savoir. Ok, maybe I exaggerated the cost of the wood a tad, but it can get up there in price..
Who me? Exaggerate? Perish the thought!
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Last edited by allpurpose; 05-20-2020 at 10:49 AM.