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The American Woodshop

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 25 years.


The Garage With Steve Butler

As a furniture maker, Steve Butler has been creating artwork for over twenty years. Born in Toronto, Canada, he began his career serving an apprenticeship in Peterborough, Ontario. After his apprenticeship he moved back to the Toronto area where he worked in various woodworking studios making furniture for others. As his passion for art and craft grew he pursued formal training at Sheridan College of Art and Design, majoring in furniture design. Graduating with honors, Steve then went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he studied education. Steve is a former Department Head of the wood studio at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ and at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA. He exhibits his work throughout the US and Canada and has been featured in various magazines and publications such as Lark Book’s 500 Tables and 500 Chairs. Steve also is a woodworking instructor at The Austen Riggs Center, a mental health facility located in Stockbridge, MA.


Woodsmith Shop

For over 40 years, Woodsmith Magazine has been a leader in quality for everything woodworking. Whether it is expanding your router table technique, building a new jig for your table saw, getting the most out of your drill press, or fine-tuning your hand tools, you’re bound to pick up valuable knowledge. Woodsmith offers not only techniques, jigs, and projects, but we offer some of the best woodworking plans available. If you’re a beginner or an advanced woodworker, you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

In 2005 Woodsmith Magazine launched a woodworking show – Woodsmith Shop, which airs on PBS. The Woodsmith Shop quickly became a favorite among woodworkers. Not only does the Woodsmith Shop bring projects from the magazine to life, but they offer free plans for all the projects built on the show. Check your local PBS station for air times near you!


The Highland Woodworker

The Highland Woodworker is a quarterly web-based woodworking magazine show produced in HD for woodworkers. Our host will be well-known chairmaker Charles Brock.

The Highland Woodworker’s stories and insights about fine woodworking gurus will both inspire and provide an inside look at their life and work. Viewers will also learn more about tools, supplies and resources that will help you become better woodworkers.