Types of Wood Joints. Dowel Joint. Dowels come in different sizes ¼”, 3/8”, ½” , 5/8” etc. These joints are hidden and add strength to the joint. Dowel holes are drill and glued and clamped together. Dado.
Most commonly used to attach drawer sides to drawer fronts, dovetails joints almost always indicate quality furniture.
Typically cut using a manufactured jig to cut these. Can be done by hand.
Mitered corners make the joint disappear. They have a clean look, and can be strengthened with splines. Splines can be either hidden inside the joint or cut on the outside. I