Or, you could do it like the cowboys used to build corrals. They would set the poles, wrap them with wet leather, and in a day or so that leather would dry and shrink and make about a permanent fastening there is. Except, you could always cut the rawhide later, if adjustments or take down was required, then wrap with wet rawhide again if need be.
This would not work everywhere, but with furniture, used only inside, might work. Be interesting to have one of you give it a try and report how it works. DesertratTom would be in a good location to give it a shot.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.