Sustainability is truly at the core of his work. He is the fourth generation to steward his family’s land, where he sustainably harvests all his own lumber. He also mills all his own boards and crafts every piece of furniture by hand.
David’s design inspiration comes from the forest itself, by how and where the tree grew. As he mills the boards and the inner beauty of the wood is revealed, he often sees what he will build. His designs maximize the raw, natural, and singular beauty of the wood -- graining, knots, live edges, and all.
St. Louis Magazine named David one of the region’s top 10 green entrepreneurs. His work has been featured in Forbes Life, The Chicago Tribune, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hamptons Television, The Robb Report, designspace, Architectural DC, Fine Woodworking, Cottages & Bungalows, and i4design. His clients include actor and activist Michael J. Fox, architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, political writer Andrew Sullivan, actor and director Chris Eigeman, broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer, celebrity chef and author Ina Garten, and Mary and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.