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Sourcing Reclaimed Wood

When we started Grain Designs in the fall of 2013, our original business plan outlined the use of reclaimed wood as our primary building material. This was a choice for a few reasons...we were architecture students with an appreciation for…
Grain Designs
April 16, 2020
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Modern Farmhouse, with a Rustic Twist.

Last month, we had the courtesy of bringing a number of design ideas to life for the first time homeowners, Marissa and Gabe Pankonin! Building their home with RCH Custom Homes on the outskirts of Hawley, MN these two had…
Grain Designs
February 28, 2020
Reclaimed Wood Stain OptionsResources

Wood Finish Options

Grain Designs utilizes two primary stain/finish options on our custom reclaimed wood furniture; a stain + commercial urethane top coat finish OR Rubio Monocoat. Wood finish samples, reclaimed wood furniture examples, and details about each finish option are outlined below!…
Blain Mikkonen
January 21, 2020
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From Our Table To Yours: Solberg Table

Grain Designs: From Our Table to Yours Published Article in Midwest Nest Edition 16, January 2019. Story by Tracy Nicholson Shop photography by Dan Francis Photography Finishes table photos by Grain Designs Store photos by M. Schleif Photography Our team…
Grain Designs
January 30, 2019