If you're a woodworker who loves to create home furnishings that are both beautiful and sensible, then you'll truly value this collection of functional furniture projects. Benches, Chairs & Beds: Practical Projects from Shaker to Contemporary features 18 handsome designs for you to build, each with a distinct purpose-or two. Among the many useful projects, you'll find a handy bench that doubles as a storage chest, a step stool that converts to a comfy kitchen seat, and a fold-down bed that features a drop-leaf desk. Selected from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, the most trusted name in woodworking, these popular projecs represent every furniture style from Shaker to contemporary, from classic American Adirondack to English garden. Each project includes detailed plans, expert instructions, and helpful tips to ensure that, when the dust clears, your finished piece is a well-built, beautiful addition to your home.