Wood joints are a result of long developments. That is why even the most basic joints require good carpentry skills and understanding of the material used.
A well-made joint, often left exposed intentionally, is a sign of high quality and durability. Modern industrial joints have not proven to be as durable. In heavy-duty furniture, tenon joints and score joints have maintained their absolute preferred position.
The designer and the manufacturer share the professional responsibility for the selection of joints and material strengths. If the properties of a wood material are uncertain, it would be a safer solution to use industrial wood products (MDF, CLT, plywood, particle board), where moisture changes are negligible.