If you've been looking for practical advice on how to design furniture, you know there's not much information out there. That's why we decided to create Practical Furniture Design, a comprehensive collection of articles dedicated to furniture design -- all gleaned from the pages of Fine Woodworking magazine. By offering thoughtful insights on the creative process, this unique volume gives you all the advice you need to design and build your own projects -- from some of the world's most accomplished woodworkers. Here's an example of the breadth and depth of design advice you'll find: * Where to find inspiring design ideas * Construction strategies that will inform your creative process * How to create professional working drawings * Ways to solve knotty construction problems * 366 photos and 297 illustrations that bring the design process to life Based on the philosophy that good design leads to good construction, this valuable reference stretches the concept of design well beyond aesthetic considerations. You'll discover strategies for making form and function work seamlessly together. You'll learn how to choose appropriate materials for every project. And you'll find out how to use sound building strategies to make every design as sturdy as it is beautiful. As you flip through the pages of this useful resource, you'll learn how it truly lives up to its name. Here's the most practical book you're likely to find on the art and craft of furniture design.