Beautiful wooden boxes can often be more valuable to their owners than any treasure they might contain. The pretty boxes Stowe (Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making) features here are unique, different from those he has presented in his earlier books. The progression through the eight basic projects-each showing a couple of variations-is logical. The layout is consistently good, and the text is warm and encouraging. There is a growing number of wood box-building books, and this is one of the better ones. A great introduction for beginners; strongly recommended for public libraries.