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Judy Jackson Pottery

Judy Jackson's stoneware creations are now available at The Joinery. We carry tiny to larger vases in various shapes and colors, as well as tableware pieces. Different textures can be seen and felt on the surfaces of these hand made items. Each piece is handmade and is food safe. Stop by and see more of her work for sale at The Joinery.

Judy Jackson Pottery

Fresh on the Floor: Tumalo Dining Table

Fresh on the floor this week is our Tumalo Dining Table in Cherry. This table has a great trestle style that works for both traditional spaces and modern spaces. The table starts at 42" wide by 80" long and extends to 116" long. We have this one in Cherry for $3,405 along with one in Western Walnut for $3,746.

Tumalo Dining Table

Spaces We Love: East Village Penthouse

This stunning New York penthouse is beautiful, classic and comfortable. The contrast between light/dark, smooth/rough and natural/manmade makes the space visually interesting without being cluttered or overdone. New York based architect, Jane Kim is responsible for this incredible project. Visit her website to to read more about this project and see more of her work.

East 13th - interior

Serving Up Style

The 24th Annual Serving Up Style event was held last week showcasing beautiful, whimsical environments created by several design teams for public display—all in the name of lupus awareness! Attendees had the opportunity to browse the show’s unique marketplace and view the products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating. All proceeds will service initiatives of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. Take a look below at a few of the winning dining rooms.

event

Taking home the Judges Choice Award this year was the above space by Stephanie Dyer Interiors + Product Design.

A+D Festival Portland

The Joinery is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 3rd annual Portland Architecture + Design Festival home tour which is part of the A+D Festival during the whole month of October 2012. This Rose City design festival focuses on the celebration of locally built spaces and will feature architectural tours, film screenings, public exhibitions, design lectures, and more. From design enthusiasts to design professionals, people from all walks of life are invited to share this experience and have discussions about design currently taking place in Portland.

“The Architecture + Design Festival is presented by the American Institute of Architects Portland and the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with many of Portland’s finest arts and culture organizations.”

The homes tour takes a look inside seven beautiful Portland residences featuring homes designed by top modern local architects such as Donald Blair and his renovation of the 1960’s futuristic “Home of Tomorrow,” a prefab home from Jeff Kovel, as well as other examples of efficient living. This daylong, self-guided tour is presented by the American Institute of Architects Portland.

For tickets and a full list of featured homes please visit here.

Fresh on the floor: Miter Wrap Coffee Table

The Joinery recently came across some amazing highly figured Western Walnut which we featured in a bed a few weeks ago. We used more of the lumber for two beautiful custom Miter Wrap coffee tables. Notice the beautiful detail of the natural edge of the lumber along with the figure and grain pattern. This one retails for $2,095 and is much larger than our standard size, 40" wide x 38" long x 18" high.

Kyoto Stools for the Hilton

The Joinery has been building Kyoto Stools for Hilton Garden Inns across the country. Right now we have quite a few of them coming thru our shop. Take a look at our process below.

Kyoto Stools in process

Customer Profile: Murray

Murray and his wife love classic movies of all types so much that when their kids moved out the house, they remodeled the two extra rooms into his and hers viewing rooms of their own M & M Theater. In both of the rooms you will find mint condition movie posters covering all the walls along with other movie memorabilia. To be able to enhance their custom theatre, Murray enlisted The Joinery to build custom pieces such as his most recent piece shown below, the M & M Theatre light box.

Murray had the front plate custom made and then brought it to us to create a Maple dovetailed box to go aorund it. This light box actually sits right on top of a Joinery bookcase.

Fresh on the Floor: Cantilever Desk

Fresh on the floor this week is our Cantilever Desk in Eastern Walnut with Aluminum Mission Pulls (not shown with Mission Pulls below). The Cantilever desk features a sleek design with a nod to mid-century modernism. The innovative design allows for quite a bit of storage, but "floating" the storage compartments gives the desk an element airiness. This piece retails for $3,784 in Eastern Walnut.

Cantilever Desk - Eastern Walnut

Other lumber options include cherry, maple, white oak, western walnut and madrone. If you would like to learn more about this piece, give us a call at 503.788.8547, or come by the showroom to see it in person.

Joinery Scrap Becomes Art

As many of you know, The Joinery can generate a lot of scrap wood. We try to use as much as we can with smaller projects like bread boards and J Boxes, but occasionally we have to sell the overflow. For $60, you can take home a large bin of scrap wood of various sizes. Often times you can find some really amazing pieces! Sometimes we wonder where those pieces go and what they become. A few of our customers have been gracious enough to share their works with us, and since we've enjoyed them so much, we feel the need to share these projects with everyone.

Rosie's Sun - Michael Morehouse

This upcycled artwork by Michael Morehouse incorporates found, reclaimed, and Joinery scrap pieces. View more of his work here.