philip bruckbauer midwest nest magazineBruckbauer (pictured on the right) is a Concordia College graduate and started with Grain Design in their first month.  He quickly grew as the company’s, left-handed, right-hand man and also the third partner of the company. Bruckbauer and Mikkonen are a part of a small team that has helped pave the way for the area’s reclaimed wood emergence. Grain Designs has become well-known for their unique approach to custom furniture, specializing in dining tables, sliding doors, corporate office furniture and wall features. Each piece of reclaimed, wood furniture is thoughtfully designed and well-crafted with the user’s specific needs in mind. Bruckbauer and Mikkonen will show readers how they create pieces that are not only functional but meaningful. Through our pages, the guys hope to bring a new perspective to the process of decorating homes, choosing furniture, and making decor selections. Bruckbauer and Mikkonen work out of Grain Design’s South Fargo studio and can be found at