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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
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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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2019 – A Year in Review

The beginning of a new year means the end of the last. While we have a lot we are looking forward to in 2020, it’s pertinent at this time to reminisce and be grateful for everything and everyone who was…
Grain Designs
January 9, 2020
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GD Home Feature: DIY Home Projects & Renovations

Last spring, Grant and his girlfriend Rebekah, closed on their first home in Horace, ND. With Rebekah having some experience working in Home Design and Grant having experience in furniture design and spatial build out, these two collaboratively put several…
Grain Designs
December 19, 2019
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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
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A Year in Review, 2018

Albeit redundant to say the same sentence year after year, it is safe to say that this year has been the busiest, craziest, most stressful year in the history of Grain Designs. Quite frankly, that may also be the understatement…
Grain Designs
January 3, 2019
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Grain Designs Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

For as long as gift-giving has been a tradition, there’s also been the inability to come up with good gift ideas. Whether it’s for your mom, dad, family, co-workers, pets, they, them, him, her, secret Santa, or white elephant, it can sometimes…
Grain Designs
November 29, 2018