We knew from the beginning that the wood walls would need to "fuse" to the metal posts of the less-than-lovely carport. My first idea was metal strapping. I like that product. It's like, one step up from duct tape. *wink*
Problem is, when we tried to nail the wood siding to the studs and sill. The bottom sill kept moving inward. Not good.
Time ticked by and I got, what Ford calls, a better idea. "Bolts!" I blurted out. "Let's try that."
Tired, cold, but determined, we drove eight miles into town and discovered Lowes has a nice selection of bolts....kind of pricey, but nice. We got 8" bolts with hex nuts and washers at the tune of about $4.50 per set X 16 sets, add tax.
Ya know what? It worked great. Those wooden studs fused with the metal posts. Plus, I got to learn how to use a crescent wrench and socket set. Yay! Anyone else ever use a socket set? Way cool.