I'm at best an amateur carpenter, but I enjoy playing with wood. The thought of attempting furniture has always daunted me, until I found this book. It gives clear, simple, easy instructions, and good diagrams, showing how to build various classic pieces of furniture. Plain and simple sums it up perfectly. Not without a bit of style and decoration, but certainly not overdone. Tasteful, elegant, simple furniture. Perfect furniture to show off woodworking skills, and the instructions to give you the skills too.