The Temple and the Tabernacle is one of those books I can recommend with gusto.
The text of the book is gorgeously accented with loads of pictures. Baker has done a truly stellar job with the production of this book.
Hays is a careful reader of Scripture. He does not make wild claims, yet there are many wonderful insights throughout his book.
I learned much from this book. It is accessible, but loaded with insight.
My safe guess is that it will help you make better sense of the tabernacle and the temple.