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Scott and SuzyAbout 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.

Scott and Suzy with the DogsToday 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.


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