To Raun, there is nothing more gratifying than striking the head of a nail with a hammer. He comes from a long line of builders and makers. Raun was eight when his dad handed him a box full of old tools and helped him turn a pile of used 2x4s into his first workbench. He’s been in love with making and building ever since. Raun Meyn owner of Foundre, a custom furniture store, was seeking funding to expand the showroom space for pre-made furniture in the store’s Wicker Park location and acquire additional inventory and equipment. The loan secured from CNIMFG has allowed Foundre to increase custom furniture sales, showcase handmade goods designed by other artists, as well as provide additional revenue from on-hand furniture.