“Being a sustainable company isn’t just about using reclaimed materials; it’s also in building quality products.”

-Grant Koenig

Grain Designs is a Fargo, North Dakota company that creates hand-made furniture and home goods made primarily from reclaimed materials.  We offer unique designs and high quality craftsmanship for custom furniture and reclaimed fixtures of all kinds including, tables, sliding doors, and desks.  This combination of original designs and historic reclaimed materials allow Grain Designs to create unique furniture pieces that have a story to share.
Sharing that story is our passion.

Who We Are


Grain Designs is the product of two North Dakota State University Architecture graduates Blain Mikkonen and Grant Koenig. The two paired their passion for design, and drive for irregularity, to form Grain Designs.

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Where We Work


The progression of our studio space is an illustration of our dreams for Grain Designs and where we started.  Our work space continues to transform and progress with our operation as an ever changing expression of our work.

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Why Reclaimed


The core value of Grain Designs lies in the material we have chosen to work with.  The materials and salvaged goods that we build with have outlasted their previous life and have a story to tell.  Continuing that story is our passion.

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They chose the perfect wood for my backsplash and have been so helpful with the entire process.

Alicia Mae Spickler

A delight to work with!

Kristina Garrels

Grain Designs has great customer service and does a fabulous job!!

Heidi Thielges Tweten
May 11, 2022 in GD Team Tales, Press, Stories

The Pines + Grain Designs History & Property Timeline

PROPERTY TIMELINE + PINES & GRAIN DESIGNS HISTORY 1876 Northern Pacific owned railroad land near the property and the United States owned the surrounding land for homesteaders. In 1876, N.P. sold portions of the property to Thomas Nelson. In 1880,…
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December 16, 2021 in Resources

Eye Care Retail Store Build-Out

Starting with client-provided inspiration photos, the Grain Designs team collaborrated with interior design firm Trever Hill Design to create distinguished and distinct display areas custom-built to showcase Aspire Optical's products. Client provided a collection of inspiration photos that would create…
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December 16, 2021 in Resources

Combining Aesthetics and Functionality to Elevate Clothing Retail Experience

After building-out three locations for Violet Rowe's sister company, Leela & Lavendar, the Grain Designs team was given the objective of designing and building a space where aesthetics and functionality come together seamlessly. With the requirement of creating furniture and…
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