Down through the ages, woodworkers have crafted boxes for many reasons. Of course, the predominant reason is that of storage for anything from documents and photos to collectibles, tools, and jewelry. The 14 projects featured here offer variety and months of workshop enjoyment. Make a box for showing off precious pieces of figured wood or your finely honed skills. Build gift boxes that will delight loved ones and provide them with a special container for storing treasured heirlooms. Whatever your motivation, the box designs here are both functional and decorative. Box making does not typically involve a lot of wood and most boxes can be built over the course of just a few days. Each project contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrated instructions, dimensioned drawings, cut lists, and lists of suggested items needed to complete the boxes.