I am fresh here. I have played carpentry my whole life but always in the wrong way. As far as I can remember every time I made something I tried to burn steps and get the final result in a rush, what means meh stuff.
So you can imagine that my "carpenter life" has a toolbox with dull chisels, wood corners attached with drywal bolts or nails (no joints) and projects with an absolutely lack of blueprints or plans. LoL! I know, a nightmare!
Anyway, now I am trying to start over the right way and the SECOND project in my new woodworking life is a decent workbench. The FIRST project is a wood mallet.
The case is that I have an ugly and wobbly workbench (yeah, no joints!!!) that I have used so far, but it's time to say goodbye to her.
The new one supposed to be made of thick roof beams and will have glued mortise/tenon joints for extreme stability and strength.
Since I am new in the joints stuff, I am still not totally convinced that they can do the job, so (here we go) I was thinking on trespass the joints with bolts and tight everything together with a nut the other side to achieve extra strength, but I am not sure if this is a smart idea.
Question is... Pinning the joints with bolts and nuts will:
1) Enhance the strength of my joints?
2) Weak the joints?
3) Do nothing?