Traditional snowshoes and the art of making them is alive and well in Gil Gilpatrick's authoritative book on the topic. With this book, the reader will learn how to make a variety of snowshoes and furniture made in the snowshoe style using updated materials. Skills such as bending and shaping wood, assembling parts and lacing are emphasized. The reader will learn how to select the size and style shoe that is right for them and how to make them. They will also find directions for making an end table, rocker, coffee table, footstool and wood holder in the traditional snowshoe style. Perfect for any rustic retreat. Detailed plans and patterns are included.