Someone in our woodworking club found out that M & G Sawmill in Huntsville, Texas was having a 1 year-website birthday party.
I visited their site and was surprised at how inexpensive their wood is; for example quarter-sawn red oak for $2.55 / board foot, which is less than half what I just paid for the stock for my mission dresser. The only catch is it's 175 miles from Austin, which is a full tank of gas at $2.80 / gallon... so I wasn't sure I was going
to go. At the last minute I decided to go and hit the road. It only took about 2.75 hours and I got to see a bit of the Texas countryside along the way.
Now on to the interesting stuff! The mill is a small, family owned operation. They have a WoodMizer portable sawmill and cut up logs that they buy from land owners or suppliers. Here are the pictures I took around the central building. They keep the wood stacked under the overhangs and have a tablesaw, jointer and planer inside the building for preparing finished stock.