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Log bed question

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I have a couple of questions that will probably seem mighty simple to you experienced folks but here goes.

1) What is the best glue to put on a mortise and tenon joint? (I will be using ceder)

2) After I assemble the head/foot board should I drill into the logs at an angle through the joint and drive in a dowel for strength?

3) I really want to make this bed so it could be disassembled, IE. rails from the head/foot boards. what would be the best way to do that?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Tim
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Here are several types of bed hardware. http://www.rockler.com/go.cfm?find=bed+hardware&cookietest=1 You will have to pick and choose which you think will best suit your needs.

As far as glue I'm a big fan of the gorilla glue just keep in mind that it expands and will ooze out of joints if too much is applied.

If you use a good glue no dowels should be needed but would be easy to insert for added insurance.
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