Although the book does cover some basic stained glass techniques, which the reader may or may not possess, it does contain some very intersting tips along the way. Everyone can benefit from reviewing the basic skills and techniques. The book does give you enough basic information regarding box making that then can be carried over to other box projects. It could have included more patterns, but I was not looking for a book containing a multitude of patterns for a basic box. As with most stained glass projects, it allows the user to be creative once the you have mastered the fundamentals. It does contain rather detailed and easy to follow instructions on box construction. This book was great for my needs. It is well written, very detailed with a lot of excellent illustrations. The author has done a great job again!