Author Archives: Scott Francis

About Scott Francis

Scott Francis is the editor for Popular Woodworking Books. He has also edited for HOW and Writer's Digest and has authored/co-authored several books.

Book Giveaway: SketchUp

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Dave” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “SketchUp: A Design Guide for Woodworkers” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Earlier this week our online content director David Lyle raised the question of which modeling...

perfect treehouse

Book Giveaway: The Perfect Treehouse

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “dbdan,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Perfect Treehouse” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I just returned to the PW offices after a nice lake vacation. I’m still in the...

Building Tiny Houses

Book Giveaway: Building Small

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “fallsomepioneer,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Building Small” ” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. This week’s book giveaway celebrates the release of a new book on building tiny houses and backyard buildings...

Wooden Toys

Book Giveaway: Making Wooden Toys

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Desimaker,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Making Classic Wooden Toys,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. It’s time for another book giveaway! This week I’m giving away a book on making wooden...

Perfect Edge

Book Giveaway: Perfect Edge

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Whitefang,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Perfect Edge” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Any experienced woodworker will tell you that the first secret to good work is keeping your tools...

Denning on Cabinet-making

Book Giveaway: Denning on Cabinet-making

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Jeffreyi,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Art and Craft of Cabinet-making” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. After a brief lapse in book giveaways due to a bit of travel, I’m...

Building Boxes

Book Giveaway: Building Boxes

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Carpiodiem,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Build 25 Beautiful Boxes.” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. I recently completed a box project that I did as practice for hand-cutting dovetails (a new...

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Plans

Book Giveaway: Mid-Century Modern Furniture Plans

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “kevinbraddock,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Mid-Century Modern Furniture” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. This week’s book giveaway is for Michael Crow’s “Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Shop Drawings & Techniques for Making...

woodworking projects for the kitchen

Book Giveaway: The Woodworker’s Kitchen

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rustycolbert,” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of“The Woodworker’s Kitchen,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. For this week’s book giveaway I’ve chosen a fun book of kitchen themed woodworking projects: A.J. Hamler’s...