So, I see I did not provide enough detail. It will function as a type of game table, so I would like it to look nice, but my budget has limits. It will be taken apart repeatedly, so the T nuts would work, but if I use it a lot I might be tempted to break it! Maybe some type of clasp, but I'm not having luck searching for what I want. Is there something like a cam connector, which only requires a quarter turn to secure, but has a thumb screw instead of a phillips drive?
Thanks for your imput guys.