Build one of the most iconic and elegant forms in American furniture history. Expert furniture crafter Kubalak teaches how to craft a reproduction of one of the most highly embellished and finest examples ever made. Using step-by-step photos, Kubalak directs the serious student through this complex project by breaking it into several subprojects, then combining them into the completed piece. Each subproject has its own chapter that provides pattern drawings, exploded views, detailed instructions, and abundant photographs of every step. Additional chapters focus on case construction, subassemblies, and finishing. Although this is an advanced project, the instruction is logical and complete so that the serious reader, independent of skill, can successfully work through the steps. Full-size project plans are included. Build your own version that will be a family heirloom for generations.