Local Love: Reclaimed Beauty By Rustic Grain

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

The carpenters of St. Louis-based furniture company Rustic Grain have taken the farm-to-table movement to the next level by crafting uniquely beautiful pieces with reclaimed wood salvaged from barns across the Midwest.

Juniper's interior, photo courtesy of RusticGrain.com

Juniper’s interior, photo courtesy of RusticGrain.com

What began as a small project in a St. Louis garage has grown into a team of artisans who specialize in the creation, customization and history of each piece of lumber. All materials are meticulously researched. Markers are used to identify their story and origination, allowing the owner a truly unique piece of the past. Aged metal barn pulleys, hinges, brackets and handles are also repurposed in their finished works, most of which are salvaged from barns that were originally built at the turn of the 20th century.

Rustic Grain recently completed several interior projects for Central West End eatery Juniper. Finished flawlessly, the team of woodworkers customized the barn-wood tables and banquette, and created a vintage oak bar complete with pieces from owner John Perkins’ paper crate collection.  They also added other restaurant accents like a barn-wood kitchen café door, a weathered barn wood wall extension and vintage wood backsplash and counter in the dining area’s front window.

The company has also completed countless projects for homeowners around the Midwest, from custom dining room tables and hutch sets made of pine and maple, to coffee and end tables crafted from barn doors. The options (and customizations) are limitless.

To view a full gallery of works and project details, visit Rustic Grain’s official website.

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