This modest 1,880 square foot home located in Bovina, NY has captured our hearts. Not only is it simply beautiful but architect Kimberly Peck designed the home with budget and energy efficiency in mind. The house was carefully sited to take advantage of the amazing views but windows were used sparingly to reduce heat loss in the extreme winters.
The Joinery has an amazing selection of Western Walnut available for furniture and one of the places we get it from is Goby Walnut. Art Blumenkron, the owner of Goby Walnut shown below has a vast inventory of Pacific Northwest Woods including local Walnut, shown below.
We are having one of our Furniture Maintenance and Repair Seminars this coming Saturday on July 14th from 10 to 11:30. Email us here or call us at 503.788.8547 to sign up.
Repairing furniture finished with oil can seem a little daunting, however it is actually relatively easy. So if you find a dent on your dresser or a white heat ring on your Joinery dining table, do not worry. Instead, join Kelly from our finish department to learn how to repair dents and heat rings on your oil finished furniture.
If you are not able to joing us for this seminar but would like to learn some tricks to repairing solid wood furniture, please watch some of our repair videos here.
After many months of collecting scrap wood and a record setting number of votes the overall winner of the Scrap Contest this year is the Timberline Entry Table. This entry table received the highest number of votes in all three categories. The race was really close though. Congratulations to our builder Thomas Dunn, shown below, who designed and built one of the largest scrap contest entries to date made from locally harvest Western Walnut scrap.
Portland is a city full of amazing talent and one such company that really proves this is Grove. Grove is a small team of passionate creators that make everything themselves from start to finish. The Grove team designs and makes iPhone Cases and iPad cases out of bamboo and recycled skateboards. Here are some of our favorite designs by Grove along with a few images of their process.
The Joinery challenged their craftspeople, designer, and sales people to develop innovative new products using scrap wood for our third annual Scrap Contest. After much lumber hording and lots of time building and sanding, the pieces are now done and on display.
Here is your chance to vote and be entered in a drawing to win the scrap project of your choice (up to a $1,120 value.) All questions must be answered to be entered. Contest ends June 30th, 2012. Drawing will be held on July 3rd. Shipping not included.
Click here to take the survey and see images of all the entries.
If you are in Portland please come by and see these amazing pieces in person. All pieces will be available for sale after the contest is finished.
The Architecture and Legacy of Pietro Belluschi opened last month at the Orgon Historical Society.
Italian born architect Pietro Belluschi, F.A.I.A. spent much of his notable career here in Portland designing local landmarks such as the Portland Art Museum and the Equitable Building (now the Commonwealth Building). The Oregon Historical Society is hosting an exhibit featuring his lifetime of works.
Mixing patterns of different scales and colors has been done for many years but the strong use of bright colors has been popping up frequently within design blogs and publications lately. The photo below from designer Caitlin Wilson is a successful example of mixing patterns. To visit her website click here.
When mixing pattens be sure to vary the scale and subject matter - floral mixed with stripes or dots works well. Above is a larger floral print paired with smaller trellis type patterns.