(65h x 36s x 14d) Similar to the night stands, the back of the Bookcases are made from 3/8" thick, tongue and grooved, solid oak... not plywood. There is an added design element on the bookcase. Both sides of the bookcase are accented with a simple, yet bold arrow cut-out that is centered along the traditional split design of the side panels.
For the strength and beauty required of Mission Furniture, we use many square dowels in round holes. This aesthetically pleasing feature adds strength because a square dowel crushes down to fit into a round hole and the natural expansion of the wood, as it tries to restore its shape, creates a tighter fit. However, for face to face applications, round dowels are used.
All of the Mortises in our Mission Furniture line are cross-doweled to create a mechanical lock that is nearly impossible to break.