This is a very good book. I have built now 4 tables using this book and another one called "Tables" by the same publisher. It will tell you how to make a variety of dining room tables, how to plan their size and types of construction including the use of veneer. The instructions are easy to follow, which is great. The reason I give it a 4 is for several reasons: 1. It didn't discuss removable legs or other methods for joining legs to tables (I have used or seen a number of options) other than the farmer's trestle, this is a problem for those of us that need very large tables for home or work but have to move. 2. A more thourough discussion of veneering would have been apprpriate including types of glue, balanced panel construction, types of veneer, venneer softening, flattening, etc. I realise that that is not the purpose of this book, but a one page discussion would have been appropriate. 3. More details on finishing would be good as well. But for this try "Understanding Wood Finishing" by Bob Flexner.
For anyone wanting to make a simple dining room or conference room table, with permanent legs, this book will do the trick.