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.

Furniture Fundamentals

Book Giveaway: Furniture Fundamentals

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “sadkins” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in theFurniture Fundamentals series it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. When I joined the woodworking team a few of years ago I found myself thumbing through a...

Saw, Plane, Chisel

Book Giveaway: Build Historic American Furniture With Hand Tools

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “terrynjon” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “With Saw, Plane & Chisel,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Interested in how historic american furniture was built? This week’s book giveaway...

perfect treehouse

Book Giveaway: Treehouse Building

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Stufeg” 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. This morning I learned that one of our book authors, Django Kroner (“The Perfect...

Classic American Furniture

Book Giveaway: Classic Furniture Styles

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Mac” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Classic American Furniture” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. Some styles just endure, pure and simple. Classic furniture styles such as Shaker and...

Homemade Workshop

Book Giveaway: The Homemade Workshop

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Loxmyth” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “The Homemade Workshop” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. What do you do when you need something for your shop? Do you spring for...

Glutton for Punishment: My First Furniture Build

When I joined the Popular Woodworking team I had 14 years of editing and publishing experience. My woodworking experience was a bit more lacking – let’s say… level zero. But, I was eager to learn and Megan knew it. She asked me what I wanted to build first. I think the...

Contemporary Furniture

Book Giveaway: Contemporary Furniture

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “rjhanby” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Contemporary Furniture” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. When I think about the furniture in my own house, I guess the best word to...

Woodworking Essentials

Book Giveaway: Woodworking Essentials

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to “Moko” the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Woodworking Essentials,” it is currently available at ShopWoodworking.com. One of the first books I edited when I joined the Popular Woodworking team a...

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...