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5521 18th Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140

(704) 962-7818

Restoration, Reclamation, Repurposing, and Custom Carpentry from Chicago, Illinois.


Found, Loved, Beautified

Escape the ordinary. Dare to be different. Succumb to the captivating beauty, strength and livable luxury of Against the Grain.


Established in 2014 by the husband and wife team of Scott and Jaime Buell, Against the Grain (ATG) specializes in Restoration, Reclamation, Repurposing and Custom Creations. These four facets combine and come to life in our shop in Kenosha, WI, which consists of a storefront, workshop and warehouse. Our shop is a destination in itself, where you can see firsthand how salvaged materials become practical, beautiful finished goods.


ATG has something for everyone. Art lovers will enjoy an eclectic mix of custom pieces, functional art and antique furniture. DIY-ers (and even contractors and builders) will discover a vast array of raw materials like barn wood, beams, flooring, doors, windows, rope, galvanized roofing and more. Dreamers can talk to us about how we can custom-craft nearly any idea into something that is utterly astounding.


The best part about ATG is our passion for what we do. One of Scott’s greatest joys is scouring the countryside for superior-quality antique wood from old buildings, barns, fences and almost anywhere else you can imagine, and reclaiming and transforming it into special, stunning works of art. Scott does it because he loves it. And when you combine his passion and skill with the history and stories that connect us to our roots, you have endless potential for artistic expression based in sustainability and preservation.