I brainstormed some ideas before I started.
I wanted an exclosure sized for our Earthbox containers. But during the off season, I wanted to be able to take it apart and store it flat. Ideally, it should be modular so I can put it together in different configurations when it's needed. I imagine setting it up either around our Earthboxes or out in our plot. I decided that rather than bolting them together with eyebolts or staples sticking out in two different directions, I would simply bore holes near the corners and tie the sides together. I came up with some panel sizes and went out to buy enough green treated 1 x 4's to make a sample.
The chopsaw would work fine for this project, but I really wanted consistent length crosscuts without taking a lot of time to measure each part individually, so I used the flipstops on my crosscutting sled.
Pile of parts ready for pocket holes.
Pocket holes are quick to bore. I imagine that if I want to get fancy, and make a furniture-grade cypress armoire to grow tomatoes on the deck someday, with a fancy roof and a door on hinges, I might use mortise & tenon joints. For today, I want a quick test of concept, so the Kreg jig is the way to go.
Pocket-holed frames also go together quite quickly.
I staple some netting to the inside face of each panel.
At each corner of each panel, I bored a half-inch hole one inch in, in each direction.
Put the panels in their desired positions, run some wire through the holes, and twist it to tighten. These joints tighten up quite nicely.