Will using bolts to build a cabinet drawer reduce drawer support?

The use of bolts or other similar connectors in building a cabinet drawer is most often seen in low- to middle-range quality cabinets. Biscuit and rabbet joints and dovetails are the traditional methods for joining the parts of a drawer together, and are typically seen in higher end furniture and cabinet construction. All are acceptable methods of joining drawer parts, but craftsmen normally use the traditional techniques. The use of bolts or other fasteners, while it is not unusual, will reduce the drawer’s support and stability somewhat. In addition to bolts, you may also see nails, staples, or other fasters being used in drawer construction in low to mid-range cabinetry.