||PINNED MORTISE AND TENON JOINERY
DOVETAILED CROSS RAILS
TONGUE & GROOVE GLUE JOINTS
PINNING OF CHAIR JOINTS
SHIP LAP PLANKING
BRACKET FOOT CONSTRUCTION
SIDE HUNG & CENTER GUIDED DRAWERS
RESAWN & BOOK MATCHED DOOR PANELS
SOLID QUARTERSAWN WHITE OAK
BED RAIL CONSTRUCTION
Dovetailed Cross Rails
Cross rails on cases are dovetailed into the ends to strengthen the case from side to side. On Mission designs, the dovetail is hidden from view. This joint is self-locking even without glue, and separation of the end panels is impossible, unless the wood is split apart.
Dowel joints rely on glue, and glue can fail over time. A dovetail joint cannot fail.