I use cut nails in my furniture projects. They hold better and look better than common wire nails. They do have a couple downsides, however. They are more expensive than wire nails and more difficult to find. You cannot walk down to the local hardware store and buy a bag.
Well, let me qualify that last sentence a bit. You actually can purchase cut nails at the hardware store, but they are super-hard nails designed for masonry, not furniture. In a pinch, I’ve used these masonry nails for carcase construction, but I am not a fan. Many of them have too smooth a finish, which reduces their holding power. And some masonry nails have too much taper, which means they will split the wood, even if you drill a pilot hole for the nail.