Stories

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
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
Stories

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
Resources

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