Our Story

The Joinery is a team of passionate master craftsmen and designers creating beautiful, heirloom-quality hardwood furniture.

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1982, The Joinery started as a one-man furniture repair and refurbishing business.  Since then we have grown to over 30 employees building handcrafted furniture for residential customers throughout the U.S., using our own designs or those created in collaboration with our customers.

In recent years we have expanded to commercial projects for such clients as the University of Oregon, Reed College, Nike, the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, and the corporate headquarters for ZGF Architects.  Large or small, we can take on any project you can dream up.

All Joinery products are designed and built in our Portland woodshop from locally sourced and sustainably harvested wood species.  We create furniture that is as durable as it is beautiful, which is why we back all residential products with a lifetime warranty.

Our mission, however, involves more than producing high-quality furniture. We are also committed to being a community-minded and environmentally responsible business.  At a time when U.S manufacturing jobs continue to move overseas, our skilled team of master craftsmen is growing.  The Joinery is a Certified B-Corp, our operations run on 100% renewable power, and we have been named one of Oregon’s Best Green Companies.  See our Sustainable Practices page for more details.

The Joinery Team


The Joinery’s manufacturing process relies on timeless hand joinery techniques such as the spline, dovetail, and mortise and tenon.  These traditional techniques are complimented by an array of top quality modern machinery that is unsurpassed in the Pacific Northwest.  We invite visitors to watch the manufacturing process from our shop overlook.  If you would like a virtual tour of our woodshop please click here.

The video below demonstrates the process of building a Kelly Chair.  We are also happy to schedule guided tours of our woodshop.  Please contact us to make arrangements.