Robert E. Belke, Sr. has been a custom furniture designer and builder for many years, working in the Shaker, Early American and Mission styles. He is the author of two previous books, Arts Crafts Wood-working Projects and Classic country Furniture. Robert E. Belker, Jr. is a Technical Fellow and Manager at the Visteon Corporation. He is the holder of 43 patents in the U.S. and numerous foreign patents.