From the backcover, April 16, 2002
Reviewer: A reader
The dining-room table is the seat of hospitality. Here is an entire volume devoted to the art of the table. How big should a dining table be? How do drop-leaves work, and are there better way to make the top expand? How about plans for interesting coffee tables, a lion's-paw pedestal table, trestle table? How does a table become a desk with pigeon-holes or a roll-top? Expert craftsmen reveal the methods they use to design and construct every kind of table and desk in richly illustrated detail.