Sustainable Practices

From Our Customers

"It is difficult to choose words that are worthy of the level of customer service that we received via phone, email, and finally in person...The craftsmanship far exceeded our expectations! From the quality of the raw product, joinery work, attention to detail, and finish it was impressive. The icing on the cake was that each piece was signed by the artist who crafted it."

Hal F.
Los Angeles, CA

Sustainable Practices

From start to finish, The Joinery is committed to maximizing environmental performance. This begins with our product warranty. The outstanding design and quality of our furniture makes for a more efficient use of resources, which has significant environmental, as well as social, benefits.

We seek out lumber from certified and local sources. Wherever possible, we use lumber certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. The FSC sets the highest standard for sustainable forest practices in the U.S., and we are proud to further this measure. We also utilize local sources to the extent possible, so that the majority of our lumber is either FSC certified, locally sourced, or both.

Not a scrap of wood, or even a puff of sawdust, is sent to a landfill. All scrap wood is recycled into new products or donated. Our woodshop boasts a dust collection system and briquette machine that collects all sawdust and transforms it into wood briquettes that we donate to the community. To symbolize this commitment, our annual Metamortise award honors the employee who designs and builds the most innovative piece of furniture from leftover lumber.

We are committed to renewable energy. Our manufacturing facility runs on solar power generated from our rooftop panels, and we purchase wind power credits for any electricity purchased from the utility. Our delivery truck runs on biofuel, and we utilize high-efficiency lighting throughout our shop and showroom to further reduce energy needs.

The Joinery is a Certified B Corporation™. Since 2010, we have been a part of this growing list of companies that actively use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. We are proud to have been listed on the B Corp “Best for the Environment List” in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and to be named to the Oregon Business magazine's "100 Best Green Companies to Work for" in 2015.