Drafting Symbols

If you're new to working from drawings and understanding drafting terminology, these drawings should give you a better understanding of what you're seeing on a set of plans. 

Hatching Denotes The End Grain In A Board

Glue Pin Joinery

Side Panel & Face Frame Joinery With A 3/8" Mortise & Tenon

Half Lap Mortise & Tenon

Half Lap Mortise & Tenon

Mortise & Tenon Face Frames. The Dotted Line denotes hidden and can't be seen from the outside.

Dado Horizontal

Dado Vertical

Sliding Dovetails

View showing 1/4" plywood back in a 1/4" x 3/8" rabbit

View showing 1/2" ship lapped boards for a back in a 1/2" x 3/8" rabbit



Line Types

TYP....Typical Dovetailed Drawer