The author assembles a collection of plans for 23 of the most spectacular wooden boxes available. Lydgate, who made about half of the featured projects, feels that boxes give the observer a sense of mystery because their contents are unknown. The projects range from traditional rectangular boxes to unusual, one-of-a-kind artworks. One aspect each project has in common is perfect execution and beautiful materials. There is something here for woodworkers of all skill levels. The "Gallery" section profiles those whose work is included and provides insight into the underlying philosophy of the contributors' work. This book has some of the most beautiful photographs of woodcrafts available; it will appeal to both woodworkers and artists who are interested in the best work being done today. Recommended for collections serving those who enjoy making or viewing beautiful wooden objects.