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Business We Love: Bamboo Sushi

One of The Joinery's favorite sushi restaurants to go to in Portland is Bamboo Sushi. We not only like them for their delicious traditional and signature rolls, but for their recognition as a sustainable company with what they serve and how they operate. Bamboo Sushi, like The Joinery is a certified B Corp. All of the fish Bamboo Sushi serves comes from an area where fish are plentiful and healthy and caught by avoiding any sort of damage on the ecosystem. All of their meats come from local ranches and are grass-fed, hormone free, and free range.

Studio Dining Table

This beautiful extension dining table new to the showroom floor this week is a unique piece in our studio style.  It is made out of Eastern Walnut but is fairly unusual with the strong sap lines. The size of this table is 42" x 66" with 2 leaves that store inside, therefore able to extend out to 110" long with the leaves in.  The retail price is $3,905.  If you would like more information about this dining table please click here or contact us here. Shown below are the Celilo Dining Chairs in Western Walnut with a Live Edge Split back.

Studio Extention Dining Table in Eastern Walnut

Business We Love : Soliloquy Textiles

At The Joinery, we get of textile sample books searching for the perfect fabric for our handmade furniture. Soliloquy Textiles is one company we keep coming back to for eco-friendly woven fabrics to cover a lot of our interior furnishings. Ruth Meijer founded Soliloquy Textiles 18 years ago based on her knowledge in art history, interior design, and weaving. She finds inspiration from earthy textures and natural landscapes and translates them into fabric patterns. To view her collection and to learn more about the company, please click here

Below is our Pacific Chair in Soliloquy's Papyrus Cardamom fabric along with a few of our other favorite Soliloquy fabrics.

Spaces we Love : Wyoming Ski Home

The featured space this week is a project from Portland Architect, Michael Howell from Howells Architecture + Design. The Joinery has had the pleasure of working with Michael on custom furniture over the years but when we saw this project we had to feature it. This Wyoming ski home follows strict subdivision-mandated syle, but distinguishes itself through a refined approach to detailing. The result is a clean-lined version of the archetypal rustic mountain home, with a connection to the European ski chalet as wel as to traditional American lodge and mountain architecture. Architecture & interior design by Michael Howells. Photos by David Agnello.

Featured Craftsman : Dale

At The Joinery we rely on our crafstmen for their skills, ideas and their hard work everyday. So every so often we like to feature one of our many wonderful crafters. Featured this time is Dale.

Dale has worked for The Joinery for many years and took a few years off and then came back us this past year and we are happy to have him back. We usually feature descriptions about the craftsperson's favorite wood and favorite piece of furniture but this time we thought Dale's extra curricular activity was too fun to not mention. See photos and specs below on Wild Spirit Racing, Dale's other life.

Woodstock Hutch in Western Walnut

New to the showroom floor this week is our Woodstock Hutch in locally harvest Western Walnut with lights. It feaures beautiuflly bookmatched door panels. Measuring at 18d x 50w x 76h, this piece retails at $5,505 and is available on our showroom floor. If you would like more information about this hutch, please click here or contact us here.

Tree in a Box Education Trip

Taryn Johnson, one of The Joinery's sales staff, had the wonderful opportunity to take a trip to Tulsa, OK to educate high risk/low income fifth graders about the importance of planting trees. She was invited by her dearest friend, Ms. Smith, who recently was accepted into the Teach For America (TFA) program. Before taking her trip, she contacted Tree in a Box , a Portland company which specialized in the tree growing kits shown below, to buy the kits. However when she contacted Trees in Boxes, they instantly offered to donate seventy trees in boxes to the children.

Miter Wrap Coffee Table in Western Walnut

New to the showroom floor this week is our Miter Wrap Coffee Table out of a single piece of local Western Walnut. This figured coffee table retails for $2,100 and measures 41d x 35w x 18h.  For more information on this Miter Wrap Coffee Table, please stop by or contact us here. To see other example sof this table in a smaller size click here.

Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table

Pallet turned into furniture

Last June, our woodshop received an impressive piece of machinery, the Cube by Weinig and it arrived all the way from Germany on a large pallet made out of Radiata Pine. We could not let all that solid wood go to waste so we  we used the Cube machine to square off all the material and then turned it into some beautiful tables. Below you can see the photos of the Cube arriving on the giant pallet. Scroll down to see what our craftsman decided to make out of it.

Cube Machine at The Joinery

Hairpin Coffee Table in Madrone

New to the showroom floor this week is our Live-edge Hairpin Coffee Table in Madrone. This piece was created as a one-off from a single large piece of Madrone lumber. This coffee table retails for $1,395 and measures 25d x 45w x 17h. For more information on Madrone, please click here.