Tables for a Small Space

Maybe “rustic” inspires sweeping views and large open-floor plans with furniture large enough to fill this space with its texture and visual weight. Today’s pieces were designed on a smaller scale, for an apartment or townhouse. First up a classic coffee table. At 48″ long, 22″ wide, this piece fits […]

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Hillsboro, IL Barn

Built: 1915 Reclaimed by Rustic Grain: 2017 Located: 39.137963, -89.381511   Farm land. Flat and rich. Horizon stretching far out into the distance. The land west of the Mississippi usually gets the pancake jokes or more warmly the bread belt. But the Illinois plains give Kansas and Nebraska a run […]

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Fillmore, IL Barn

Built: 1910 Reclaimed by Rustic Grain: 2017 Located: 39.0907060, -89.1771820 Zoom out for a minute on this map. Take a look at that crisp Jefferson Grid. Those straight lines and 90° intersections might lead you to think each parcel of land is pretty much the same. Soybeans and corn. More […]

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Taneyville, MO Barn

Built: 1898 Reclaimed by Rustic Grain: 2017 Located: 36.715709, -93.031883   Nestled along Winkle Creek just a mile south of Taneyville (which is itself just a few miles northwest of Branson),

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Crocker, MO Barn

Built: ? Reclaimed by Rustic Grain: 2018 Located: 38.023091,-92.240050 The farm property is just north of Crocker, off your typical windy Ozark Mountain State Highway. We head north up Bethany Rd, named after the cemetery at the corner, Bethany Memorial Gardens. The gravestones are strewn with bright flowers despite the […]

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The Motivation of a Builder

Up and down the interstates in Missouri and Illinois, dilapidated barns are ubiquitous. They naturally blend with their surroundings as though they’ve been there as long as the grass growing alongside them. From their frequently shabby conditions, it’s often difficult to imagine them as anything but derelict. But some time […]

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Urban Fort Play Cafe

Sometimes the job is simple, but the client is always fascinating. Take our recent work with Urban Fort Play Cafe. We did our thing–reclaimed wood tops on pub table bases in their lobby and two lounge areas. One of the tables is a really cool circle top for some great […]

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