All Over The House
Quality wood sash and casement windows, where dimensional stability is especially important, are made with stiles and rails. In the kitchen, you'll find them not just on cabinet doors, but also on cabinet face frames. Sometimes, in order to impart a traditional look, cabinet doors that lack true stiles and rails are made to look as if they have them. Case goods -- dressers, bureaus and bookcases -- often feature stiles and rails. On dressers, for example, rails separate and support drawers. Decorative table and case aprons, such as you might find on a Queen Anne-style highboy, are simply bottom rails with decorative flourishes.