If you are just beginning your adventure into woodworking, this book is a treasure trove of information. It details step-by-step instructions combining the best information from Taunton's previous best books - Getting Started in Woodworking, Your First Workshop, Projects for Your Shop, and Furniture You Can Build to help you become a confident woodworker. It's like getting four books for the price of one. It includes photos, illustrations, exploded drawings and shop schematics. Copyright 2012. Softcover, 304 pages, 500 photos and 70 drawings.