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.

November 16, 2017 in Blog

History in the Making

by Patrick Bresnahan Working at Grain Designs has afforded me the opportunity to work on some pretty cool projects. I have had the pleasure of building awesome sliding doors, coffee tables, dining tables and office furniture amongst other unique projects….

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November 2, 2017 in Blog

Grain Designs Popping up a Presence in Downtown

Let’s imagine a gathering space in downtown Fargo that Grain Designs could showcase our handmade furniture, wellmade decor, and custom curated gifts.  Sounds decent… Then add fresh brewed coffee to the equation and it gets even better.  As the smell…

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October 19, 2017 in Blog

Leith, ND: A home away from home

To some of you, Leith is that place of former white supremacists. For others it is a town so small that its population rivals that of your living room on Thanksgiving. For me it is a place of nostalgia, tradition,…

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