Up-cycling is a popular way to have something meaningful in your home while using old materials. Grain Designs takes reclaimed wood and creates hand crafted pieces like tables and bed frames.
The group bought the old bleachers from NDSU’s Bison Sports Arena, which is currently under renovation, and have made them into benches, coffee tables and wall hangings.
Grain Designs says their work is a way for people to add a one of a kind piece to their home.
"It has sentimental value in the fact that the wood has lived a life prior to, so it has a story to tell in every piece,” explains Grant Koenig. “Also from an environmental standpoint the fact that it's a sustainable way to decorate your house."
The merchandise is available online and at Eco Chic stores in Fargo and Bismarck.