The progression of our studio space is a visual understanding of our dreams for gd and where we started. Our first shop was in a two-stall garage apartment garage of GD partner Blain Mikkonen.  No heat, no air, but here the dream was started.

From there we grew into our first “OFFICIAL” address as Grain Designs in West Fargo complete with a custom reclaimed basketball hoop, pull-up bar, and our first office.

Grain Designs first shop
Grant Blain Phil Grain Designs Shop

Today we have a great facility on a farm southwest of Fargo.  The perfect rural location with room to grow, and hit golf balls around the yard.  I guess you could call this location Grain Designs world headquarters.

June 22, 2017 in Blog

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…

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June 14, 2017 in Blog

A Modern Approach to Sliding ‘Barn Doors’

by Phil Bruckbauer I’m often asked what my favorite project is that we have built and it’s tough for me to answer.  The challenge and change of pace when trying to execute an entirely new design is enticing and exciting,…

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June 8, 2017 in Blog

War Veteran’s Accomplishments Encapsulated in Furniture

by Grant Koenig Since the inception of Grain Designs the goal has always been to create custom pieces with meaning, primarily through the story that the reclaimed wood tells. As the company has grown we have been given the opportunity to work…

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