This shows us testing the rear leg Maloof joint, which is basically a exposed mortise and tenon joint. Why would we want to cover up our finest work, the joints woodworkers use should be celebrated and shown off. After the seat is marked and trimmed, leg glued and sanded until it glows it is sometimes difficult to see how this joint works. By looking at this picture you and see the 1'' thick tenon which fits into the 1'' mortise on the leg this is the reason the leg joint is so strong. By using a joint like this our custom wooden rocking chairs will live forever.