About Us


Our Mission - Meet the Family - Our Product

Grain Wood Furniture is a family owned and operated wholesaler of solid wood furniture based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

We are passionate about the design our furniture and offering our customers beautiful pieces that are built to last.

Our manufacturing partners in Brazil only use wood from renewable and sustainable forests, combining modern technologies and extensive
woodworking experience to craft quality products.

Grain Wood Furniture is an importer and wholesaler of solid wood furniture based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

We are passionate about the design our furniture and offering our customers beautiful pieces that are built to last.

Our manufacturing partners in Brazil only use wood from renewable and sustainable forests, combining modern technologies and extensive woodworking experience to craft quality products.

Our Mission

At the foundation of our company we set out to overcome many of the critical issues present in the industry. In order to do this we came up with 5 fundamental goals:

  1. Use materials that are environmentally responsible.
  2. Ensure proper sustainable working conditions.
  3. Eliminate unnecessary price mark-ups associated with physical retail.
  4. Provide a healthy, mutually beneficial business-customer relationship
  5. Provide well-drawn and sturdy, designer quality furniture at a sensible price
As a company we have seeked out manufacturers who also stress their own environmental and social concerns. Jump to the "Our Product" section to learn about how manufacturers help us meet our goals.

The majority of our furniture was designed by experienced furniture designer, and owner of Grain Wood Furniture, Salomão Henkin. His experience and knowledge with solid wood furniture means that our customers receive only the highest quality products available.

Our business works its harderst to provide customers with a positive experience. In order to do this, we have enlisted support staff and opened up social media platforms so that we can be in constant contact with the customer and always be available to provide for any customer's needs.

Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Meet the Family

Salomão Henkin

Founder & Designer

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Salomão was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil and graduted from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in 1999 with a degree in architecture. During his academic years, he began developing his interest in wood furniture design.

With his first design, the Bumerangue(Boomerang) chair, Salomão won the national and international award in the student category of the 1998 Salão Design Movelsul showcase. In the year 2000, Mr. Henkin had three finalist projects in the professional category of the competition. Boomerang Chair picture

For six years, Salomão Henkin lived in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil. In Bento Gonçalves he worked intensively with in the region's furniture companies gaining great amounts of experience in industrial processes for the serial production of furniture while honing his skills in his wood designs.

Since settling in the United States in 2006 and becoming naturalized in 2014, Mr. Henkin continues to work with the large scale design of furniture made from renewable wood for clients in the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Adriana Lameira

Co-founder

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Mrs. Lameira helped her husband found Grain Wood Furniture. Also born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Adriana graduated with a degree in Law in 1996. She worked in the law field for 10 years in Brazil and chose Virginia Beach as a place to relocate because of its child-friendliness and positive atmosphere.

Adriana now serves as an important managerial and supportive force in the company. She has also gained a significant amount of knowledge about pracitical business skills. Mrs. Lameira serves a multi-faceted role in the company while also taking charge of most of the tasks in the home.

Gustavo Marsillac

Technology and Web Manager

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Gustavo was also born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil and he was 9 years old when our family moved to the United States. Gustavo just graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and is now part of the William and Mary class of 2020.

Gustavo began his work at Grain Wood Furniture in the summer of 2015 as a warehouse employee but due to his interest and knowledge with computers and business he has been encharged with a significant portion of the business online functions. Website creation and maintenance along with work in the company's social media presence.


Our Product

All our furniture is 100% Solid Wood, not particle board or MDF. We use exclusively pine wood from sustainable and renewable forests. Our wood does not come from the amazon so we are not destroying natural forests. Our partner's forests in southern Brazil arpinee plantation style so there is an environmentally friendly replanting policy. For every tree cut 10 are planted.

Our wood panels are made with USA-made water based glue with no formaldehydes that creates a healthier product. All of our finishes are lead-free. Additionally, all our products meet U.S. Consumer Safety standards.

Our partner factories are socially responsible and must also adhere to strict Brazillian work laws. Factories provide child care, there is no child labor, and workers are compensated for their work much more fairly than their counterparts in other developing countries.

These factories have state of the art equipment. All the wood is kiln dried to ensure quality and prevent warping and cracking. We also have strict quality control in Brazil. Our manufacturers use state of the art, european imported, computer controlled machinery in order to ensure precision.

Pictures from our beautiful Brazilian partner Forests

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