Teaches design concepts to woodworkers through specific building projects. The projects show how the designs originate and take shape, giving the builder the freedom to eventually build with or without plans. Each piece of furniture presented is illustrated with detailed line drawings, and the final product is pictured in a color photograph. Each project exemplifies a different lesson in design; lessons include underlying construction principles, contemporary design, designing to a need, unusual requirements, and exploring different mindsets in terms of style and construction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.