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.

September 20, 2018 in Blog

Common Woods: Wood Identification Guide

If you’ve been wanting to add to your bank of knowledge or sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of wood, then read this guide. Here at Grain Designs, we love natural materials—and wood is…

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September 6, 2018 in Blog

“Dormspiration” – Six Tips for Decorating Your Dorm

As much as we’d like to enjoy hot summer months forever, it’s time to hit the books! Your days at college will get extremely busy. From trying to make it to your classes on time, to participating in extracurricular activities,…

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August 23, 2018 in Blog

Care & Cleaning of a Polyurethane Finished Table

Congratulations! If you’re reading this you may have recently purchased the perfect Grain Designs dining table, desk, or furniture piece for your home! Now, the question you may be asking; how to care for your reclaimed wood furniture? If you…

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