But here's where I need some advice. The bannister itself attaches to the end posts at an angle of roughly 45 degrees. Until this past week, it was attached with a series of nails. Now, the bannister piece and the two post- pieces (6" square, made of 3/4" oak) are separate. I'd like to reattach them in a way that would enable me to _detach_ them if I have to.
I have been unable to find a fixture or mount of metal link or whatever that would do the job. So I'd like to ask if anyone knows of a metal fixture that would a) join two pieces of wood at an odd angle, b) keep them joined firmly and solidly until they have to be un-joined, and c) be hidden from plain view.