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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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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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How To Decorate With Reclaimed Shelving

Shelving is a staple household decor item that can be functional, decorative, and necessary all at the same time. Whether your style is traditional, rustic, shabby chic, or modern, shelving units come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes…
Grain Designs
October 18, 2018
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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