For the fence we'll be using 2"x4" pressure-treated wood that will be attached to 4"x4" PT posts with wood screws.
What wood joint should I use so that I don't need to buy any more hardware to make it sturdy?
This is what I originally thought of doing, but the builder says that I would need to add L-brackets on either side of the post to make it stronger.
Then I thought of using a half-lap joint, but the builder says that it would make the sides weaker. Each 2"x4" is about 12 feet.
So he explained that he would use something like this. He would use some special glue between the joins:
My question is: what joint is strongest for this particular scenario? I really don't want to buy more hardware to make it stronger (like the L-brackets).