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How to Measure for a Sliding Barn Door

A sliding barn door seems like a door with simple and self explanatory function.  No sweat right? The function of the sliding door is relatively straightforward.  However, the planning and considerations that precede a barn door are a bit more…
Blain Mikkonen
January 18, 2018
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Intro to Sliding Barn Doors

It is no secret that sliding doors and barn style doors have quickly grown in popularity and are making a stunning impact in residential and commercial applications.  This Intro to Sliding Barn Door Guide hopes to answer your questions and…
Blain Mikkonen
January 17, 2018
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History in the Making

by Patrick Bresnahan Working at Grain Designs has afforded me the opportunity to work on some pretty cool projects. I have had the pleasure of building awesome sliding doors, coffee tables, dining tables and office furniture amongst other unique projects.…
Blain Mikkonen
November 16, 2017
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Grain Designs Popping up a Presence in Downtown

Let's imagine a gathering space in downtown Fargo that Grain Designs could showcase our handmade furniture, wellmade decor, and custom curated gifts.  Sounds decent... Then add fresh brewed coffee to the equation and it gets even better.  As the smell…
Blain Mikkonen
November 2, 2017
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It’s Table Season: Your Table Styling Guide

by Blain Mikkonen Falling temperatures, browning soybeans, and a September packed with fairs and markets.  Fall has snuck up to on us again which means football season is in full swing, golf season is dwindling, and Halloween is on the…
Blain Mikkonen
September 28, 2017
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Junk Market & Junk Bonanza Preview

by Phil Bruckbauer With the coming of September, so too comes the influx of street fairs and market events for the Grain Designs team.  This year has proven to be no different, as we have attended four events in the…
Blain Mikkonen
September 21, 2017
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A History Lesson

by Pat Bresnahan History is very important to us at Grain Designs. I'm not necessarily talking about who was in the War of 1812 or who won the Battle of New Orleans, more so I am talking about individual or…
Blain Mikkonen
August 31, 2017
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A New Way to Shop Custom Furniture

by Blain Mikkonen We are now offering a new way to shop custom furniture for both in-stock and custom Grain Designs products.  If you've worked with us before you're aware that there is basic three ways to shop our products:…
Blain Mikkonen
July 26, 2017
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Giving Back to a Giving Community

by Blain Mikkonen In 2013, Grant and I began building furniture in my apartment garage.  We didn't have a grand plan for a production shop,  we didn't have a go to market plan, we didn't have dreams of paying ourselves a…
Blain Mikkonen
June 22, 2017