A Source for Creative Woodworking Techniques



SCOTT GROVE is a third-generation artist. As a self-taught woodworker, he is known for layers of artistic expression and creative vigor; his pieces are a combination of unique carved textures, radiant veneers, and copper polychrome finishes. He creates a desire to touch each piece for a sensuous, pleasurable experience. Sophisticated and elegant with a touch of whimsy, his work raises a sense of wonder and delight.

Based in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York, Scott produces commission work, sculpture, speculative furniture, and limited edition pieces for interior designers, architects and private collectors. He consults on a variety of topics including furniture design, composite fabrication, manufacturing production efficiencies, business practices, and sales and marketing.

Grove lectures and teaches internationally, most notably at the Chippendale International School of Furniture and Marc Adams School of Woodworking. He has been featured in, and has written for, a variety of publications such as Fine Woodworking Magazine, Celebrated Living (American Airlines First Class Magazine), Woodshop News, Architectural Record, Interior Design, Design New York, The Robb Report, Huffington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as HGTV’s The Furniture Show and Woodworking in Action Series. His work is part of the permanent collection in museums and many private collections.

Grove has won four Veneer Tech Craftsman Challenge Awards, an unprecedented achievement. He has pioneered a number alternative veneering techniques including asymmetrical matching and veneering extreme compound curves. He has also won the NICHE Award for his trompe l’oeil carving, a DuPont Prize for innovative use of materials, AIA / Architectural Record Napkin Sketch Award and an NEA grant for environmental interactive sculpture; to name a few.

He has also authored a comprehensive veneering book published by Schiffer Publishing: Advanced Veneering and Alternative Techniques, and has a second book forthcoming entitled Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables. He working on his third which will be on Creative Thinking and Design.

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in environmental design and minor in sculpture, Scott also studied at RIT’s School for American Crafts.

To stay in the loop, visit Grove’s woodworking YouTube channel ImagineGrove, or sign up for free, occasional email updates here.

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  1. Steve Ernest

    Hi Scott, I attended a class of yours this summer at MASW (awesome class). I was wondering when you will be offering the calcite for sale? Or if you already are, I cannot locate it on this site.

  2. John Welsh

    I’m trying to place an order with imaginlay.com and can’t access the site. Continued searching led me to you. Can you tell me if they are still operating and how I can contact them, or do you also sell their products?

    Thank you,
    John Welsh

  3. Noel Hall Fine Woodworking

    Howdy Scott,
    we met at the Las Vegas AWFS this year, I suggested the clear plexiglass center insert for your new router base. I singed your spiral notebook for the pre-order info on the router base but have seen nothing of it. Where do I go from here? I hope it is still in the works.

    • You should have received a pre-order invite, sorry if you didn’t. (I am a woodworker, not a web IT guy and this side of things has been a learning curve for me) here is the link. https://imaginegrove.com/template-guide
      Hope this helps. I’ve ordered that final prototype and we should get the bulk order by the end of the year.

  4. S

    The thumb mould we made at Makers Central made it home ok. As discussed, I used it for a test cast using wax and it’s come out nicely.
    Thanks again.

  5. Paul Brown

    Am trying to find the 1 1/2″ O.D. Template guide on imaginegrove.com. Have had no success. Can someone help!

    • Sorry for that – the site is a work in progress.
      We do have them in stock.
      Ultimate Router Base® BETA version (will retail at $189)…… $125 + shipping
      1-1/2″ Template Guide Set 1″ OD template guide (standard PC 1-3/16″ socket) with lock nut $33.95 + shipping
      1-1/2″Template Guide Bushing, fits 1″ OD template guide not included $ 11.95 + shipping
      Please let me know if you wish to place an order and we will get you and order form with method of payment.

  6. Richard E Reimels

    How can I get plans for the Am. Flag cuttings board

  7. Jeff Raice

    Hi Scott,
    I’m building a table with a border and purchased your Hardwood Edging book for guidance. It has been extremely helpful, but I do have one question.

    My table doesn’t have any tight corners, inside or outside. Rather than attaching the edge pieces one at a time, my thought is to glue them together before attaching to the field, route the inside seam and then slip this completed border over the field.

    Is there any reason to not do it this way?

    Thank you!
    Jeff Raice

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