There would be about the author s personal process in recreating the ak chest as mentioned in the Introduction It was however an interesting historical read gi. H century America Robert Tarule historian and accomplished craftsman brilliantly recreates Dennis's world in recounting how he created a single ak chest through the woods looking for the right trees; sawing splitting the wood n site; and working in his shop n "The Chest Planing Joining And Carving Dennis Inherited A Of "chest planing joining and carving Dennis inherited a f and woodworking that dated back centuries before he was born and Tarule traces this tradition from Old World to "new he also depicts the natural and. " He also depicts the natural and. Just a wonderful book Any woodworker r person interested in the rdinary work f 17th century New England will enjoy this book Highly recommended I was hoping. Thomas Dennis emigrated to America from England in 1663 settling in Ipswich a Massachusetts village a long day's #sail north f Boston He had apprenticed in joinery the most common method f making furniture #north f Boston He had apprenticed in joinery the "most common method f making furniture sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain and he became Ipswich's second joiner setting up shop " common method f making furniture sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain and he became Ipswich's second joiner setting up shop the heart f the village During his lifetime Dennis won wide renown as an artisan Today connoisseurs judge his elaborately carved furniture as among the best produced in seventeent.