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.


Spaces We Love : Gin Designs

Gin Braverman of Gin Designs worked on the HGTV show 'Home Rules' back in 2010. Since then the firm has worked on restaurants and residential design, notably Oxheart in Houston, TX and South End in New Canaan, CT. Drawn to various textures and colors, she combines the two to form a truly beautiful space. Images below are from the Industrial Loft that Gin Designs did. To follow Gin Braverman and learn more about her work and to contact her, click here.

Guild of Oregon Wood Workers Toy Drive

This year the Guild of Oregon Wood Workers, a non-profit group of hobbyists and professionals who share a common passion for woodworking, put on the 2012 Christmas Toy Drive which lasted from October 1 - December 12, 2012 in Portland, OR.

Featured below are many of the toys that were donated, and the only finishes that were used were mineral oils or no finish at all, assuring a very safe and non-toxic gift. These donations were given to Impact NW for many children and families, as well as seniors and adults with disabilities. Impact NW is a service agency with anti-poverty services that offer education, financial assistance, job-training, and in-home services. Impact NW separated all donations and told each family to pick one "Large" toy.  We delivered close to 150 toys including a total of 24 cradles not shown here. If you would like more informaiton about this toy drive or the Guild of Oregon Wood Workers click here.