Many years ago, one of the woodworking magazines (American Woodworker or Fine Woodworking I think) did an exhaustive article testing various wood joinery methods. I have the magazine somewhere, but it will take me hours to pick through the many boxes to find it. Anyway, the results were rather surprising in that most any form of joinery that was composed of tight fitting members and secured with the current woodworking glues was more than sufficiently strong enough for furniture and it's intended use. As I recall, dowels, biscuits, and loose tenons were all nearly equal in breaking strength. Properly sized and fitted mortise and tenon joints were stronger, much like pinned bridle joints. Current glues are stronger than most wood fibers and the wood normally fails before the glue does. The more mechanical the join, the stronger it will be. I tend to over build things and I now pin nearly all joinery I do for added strength.
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