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May 22, 2016

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David Stine Woodworking Illinois Made

Illinois Office of Tourism Releases Newest Maker video, David Stine Woodworking, part of Illinois Made program 

Dow, Ill. The Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Tourism today launched its Illinois Made video series, highlighting the artisans, products and experiences that are unique to the state.

The first business highlighted in this video series is David Stine Woodworking, located in Dow. The Illinois Made program is designed to encourage people to extend their travel beyond a day trip by exploring the local businesses and great attractions nearby.

David Stine creates unique, handmade, customized pieces for his clients, varying from coffee tables to desks; dressers to beds—all of Stine’s clients truly get an “Illinois made” piece of furniture, since all the wood comes from the forest surrounding his property.

The new video delves deep into why Stine does what he doeswhich stems back to when he took shop class back in middle school. He learned that he loved to create things, especially things that he could find and gather himself.

“Each handmade furniture item made by David Stine is not only a work of art, it’s also functional,” said Cory M. Jobe, Director of the Office of Tourism. “He truly creates original pieces for people all over to enjoy.”

Learn more about David Stine Woodworking 


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism manages industry efforts that result in sustainable and significant economic and quality-of-life benefits for Illinois residents. 

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