Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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I'd use a wedged or pinned tenon joint. One direction or another, a screw is going into the grain - the longer the screw/bolt you use, the harder it's going to be to set it right, and you run the risk of splitting it. Plus, it's clumsy and inelegant.
What would Norm do? Mortise and tenon. Get a dado blade for the table saw and go to town. Should be able to make your own jig for the tenon, too. Hopefully you have a decent plunge router. If not, this is a good excuse to get one.