Hiding Screws in an Ipe Gate
First post here to Garden Web! I have some leftover pieces from my deck to build a small side gate. I was looking into techniques that would allow me to hide the screws. I'm using 1x6 boards horizontal for the front of the gate.
So far, I am looking at:
- Screwing from the boards into the rails from the front and either plugging them (never done before) or filling (not sure how they'll match)
- Screwing from the back? Can you screw from the back rails to the boards? Is this strong and advisable?
- Pocket hole?
Are there any other techniques that are recommended? I'm aware of the weight of this wood and any tips are greatly appreciated.