A day at the sawmill is no ordinary day. It takes a tremendous amount of work to craft our gorgeous furniture. And it all starts with the wood itself. Once Dave has sustainably harvested the trees, the logs are brought back to the farm where they are milled into the signature slabs Dave is known for.

Here is a terrific photo essay by the incomparable photographer Mania Garcia, who spent a day out here at the farm to photograph Dave, his apprentice Eli Cronin, and our good friend and sawyer Dennis Weaver.

All photos courtesy Mannie Garcia.

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016 ©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR

David Stine, sawmilling at his farm in Dow, IL, April 15, 2016
©Mannie Garcia 2016 ARR