A master woodworker with a thorough knowledge of his craft, Scott Phillips’ reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make The American Woodshop a favorite among public television audiences for more than 15 years. He started in his father’s shop when he was 11. The first moneymaking projects were air-dried walnut shelves and boxes. These projects lead to furniture and restoration commissions. Furniture repair work quickly lead to a passion for antique furniture. His approach: study the best then make furniture using correct techniques. Scott is also actively involved in habitat reforestation and riparian restoration projects. Scott's series is distributed by NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association).