About Scott Phillips
Scott Phillips is in his fourth decade of woodworking. He started in
his Father’s shop when he was eleven. The first moneymaking
projects were air-dried walnut shelves and boxes. These projects
lead into furniture and restoration commissions. Furniture repair
work quickly lead to a passion around antique furniture. Scott
considers Chippendale and Shaker furniture styles his favorite
source for design inspiration. His approach: study the best then
make furniture using correct techniques.
Today Scott has a full-time woodworking
enterprise that is founded around his
degree in Forestry. “If you want to build
great furniture you have to respect the
woods,” he says. Scott is actively involved
in habitat reforestation and riparian restoration projects.
A master woodworker with a thorough
knowledge of his craft, Scott’s reverence
for the intricacies of wood and its
possibilities has helped make The
American Woodshop a favorite
among public television audiences over
the past 17 years.
Look for articles about Scott and his woodworking projects in Woodcraft Magazine.