"I do want to send you a quick note to say we love the entertainment
center and using KNK Construction was very helpful. They were great.
"I just have time for a quick note to say thank you for all your help
and love your firm's work.
"I am going to take some pictures and will send some for you to
see. We really appreciate your hard work on the center...
"Take good care."
-- Lake Stevens, WA
"P.S. - I have already referred your firm to two people. One for office
work and the other for kitchen cabinets."
Mortise-and-Tenon Frames &
Tongue and Groove Cases
Shouldered mortise-and-tenon joinery is the most time-honored method
of quality cabinetmaking for some very good reasons:
Even without glue it forms an extremely strong mechanical joint with superior strength to
resist shear, compression, and racking forces. Then add durable glue
and a snug fit and its side-grain to side-grain shear
resistance is multiplied.
In addition, it cannot twist out of place with "rail
spin," unlike other frames built with crude butt joints and
The resulting hardwood frame provides a rigid skeleton,
providing extra support for the rest of the cabinet, and even the
Case parts (including the
are glued and toe-nailed into grooves for the same long-lived mechanical advantage.