Brandon Gatti, Chillin'.

Growing up in Connecticut, I found myself playing in the woods and tinkering in my father's basement workshop.  I was always building something, whether it be a fort made out of sticks or a longboard skateboard.

I never excelled in academics.  In my senior year of high school, I didn’t feel ready for college, so I found an alternative that suited my needs.  I enrolled in a two year program at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS).  While growing my woodworking skills to top level craftsmanship, I found that I really enjoyed the history of yachts and where they had been.  This led me to the University of Colorado, where I studied architecture.  It was a great progression, because I was able to take a solid understanding of how things go together and strengthen my eye for design and the process of creating.  

I started Grain to have the best of both worlds—to work through the design process and fabricate high quality pieces.  At Grain, I draw from my experiences at IYRS and my love for the history of the wood that we use.  I want to know where the wood came from, where it has been, and how old it is.  This is what gets me really excited about building the one-of-a-kind pieces we produce in our shop.

Thanks for stopping by,

Brandon Gatti
Master Craftsman and Founder
Grain Wood Shop