Tables for Teachers

Teachers work hard. No doubt about it. We have some teaching blood in the Rustic Grain veins so when Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom and Tara at Seeing Dandy contacted us about providing some tables for their teachers’ lounge makeover at Sappington Elementary we jumped at the chance. We put […]

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Residential Client Feature: Paredes

Our residential client feature this week is the making of a Rustic Grain Castlewood Collection Dining table with a Fox Park Collection Bench for the Paredes family.  During this summer, the Paredes family was in the middle of remodelling their dining room and wanted a table and bench that would […]

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Chevron Dining Table: A Rustic Grain signature piece

Here is a look at one of the recently built Chevron tables for a client here in St .Louis.  The overall dimensions of this dining table are 96″(l) x 40″(w) x 30″(h) with our very own designed crow foot base.  Using a mix of reclaimed pine and oak reclaimed barn […]

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Craftsmanship: History and Future

When looking at furniture, people often come back to the word craftsmanship, as an intrinsic value they want to see imbedded in the objects they use. In this age of mass production, where wood is shipped from the US to Asia only to be returned to us as an overly […]

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A Mix and Match Juxtaposition

“Hey, can you make a coffee table?” That’s what they asked me and off I went. I knew I wanted something that made ready use of the existing dimensions of our inventory. The idea was to make as few alterations to the wood as possible. Then there was one other […]

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Designing with Barn Wood

When I run my hand over the top of one of our tables I feel a surface that is both sleek and rough, even but featured.  The smoothly sanded surface is broken by occasional cracks and gouges.  Those marks attest to the long “life” this lumber has led. Protecting hay […]

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Design, The Barn Wood Approach

Working with the inventory of wood we have here at Rustic Grain is really a treat for me as a designer. In the design process I constantly ask myself about my source material. Where did it come from? What was it like then? What stories does it have to tell? […]

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