Making traditional wooden snowshoes is an old craft finding new life thanks to the growing popularity of snowshoeing as a winter sport. In this book, you'll learn how to make a variety of snowshoes and furniture in the snowshoe style from the author's years of experience. He will teach you how to bend and shape the wood, how to assemble all of the parts, and how to lace them using updated materials. You will also learn how to select the size and style of shoe that's right for you, whether you want to casually hike trails for pleasure or trek through the backcountry. And if you can't stop at making just one pair of snowshoes, Gil Gilpatrick includes patterns for building rustic snowshoe-style furniture, such as an end table, rocker, footstool and more - perfect for any rustic retreat. 142 pages.