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Against the Grain Studio, Inc.

Buffalo, NY

"Artisan Crafted Contemporary Wood Furniture"
Against the Grain Studio is a design / build artisan studio established in 2000, specializing in handcrafted contemporary wood furniture and works of art for home and business.

From concept to design to the finished product, it is our goal to have you come away with a great experience, not just a purchase.

Our handcrafted pieces are designed to meet your needs, keep their value, and enhance your environment. We strive to create something unique, functional, and beautiful that brings warmth to your surroundings and joy to your soul.

Our work is characterized by:

 Traditional craftsmanship.
 Unique designs
 One-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces.
 Carefully selected materials. Locally and regionally sourced materials are used whenever possible.
 Solid wood construction.
 Natural finishes as we strive to honor the wood’s natural beauty.



Reclaimed Materials

Made In USA

Made To Order

Natural Materials

Wescover creator since 2020

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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"An organic design approach is in many ways the most exciting.

Needs and goals are discussed with a potential customer, and it always helps to see the environment that a piece will live in.

Then, we try to incorporate ideas that have their origin in nature, conversations, visual triggers seen in passing, media postings, fashion, etc. and “living with” the woods to make the design come to life."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"Our goal is to create unique, functional and beautiful work that surrounds you with warmth and interest and brings joy to your soul."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"A few years ago I made some standing desks that had to go up to the seventh floor of a university library. Of course, we made sure that they fit in the elevator. When we got to the seventh floor with the largest one, we couldn’t get it thru the hall door outside the elevator. We had to carry it up the stairs to the seventh floor, and swore, as we have many times before, that “we would never do that again!”."
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