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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Take a break at one of our tables

The attraction of barnwood furniture is that it draws the outside in. Take this breakroom as DeliStar. Those huge glass garage doors open up to their Simple Promise walking trail through their garden area to their native pollinator restoration area (that’s butterflies and bumblebees). Sustainability–both of the land and their […]

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Investing in furniture, family, people.

I just talked with a future client who is taking down some trees on her family’s property in Southwest Missouri and wants to have some tables made from the wood that’s recovered. A long conversation ensued about the process of making timber. She and her family are excited to go […]

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When Beer and Barnwood Meet

Llywelyn’s is a favorite source for craft beer in St. Louis. When they were looking for a fresh look on traditional pub atmosphere in the St. Peters location, we were glad to provide our modern take on traditional woodworking. All in all we created 36 tables featuring reclaimed oak tops […]

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Building Relationships at the Table

At Rustic Grain, our mission is to create pieces for your home or business will become part of your history. That’s why we use timber reclaimed from barns that have lasted over a century–so you can create history around history. We feel the same sense of pride and responsibility in […]

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A Conference Table with History

  One of our guiding principles at Rustic Grain is to let the wood tell its story. We are so pleased with how that worked in our most recent piece. 100 years ago, barns were constructed with mortise joints and wooden pegs. We featured these mortises in our conference table […]

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Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) – St. Louis

CIC helps start-ups and entrepreneurs all over the world by offering them help in setting up and managing their office, so they can focus on their business. Dougan Sherwood, Co-Founder & Managing Director of CIC St. Louis, explains how Rustic Grain assisted in the process of creating their newest location […]

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