Sustainable Furniture 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 Furniture Practices

The Joinery is recognized for its extensive commitment to sustainable business practices. We are a certified Certified B Corporation™ — companies
committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems — and have been honored among B Corp’s “Best for the Environment List” for the last three years.  We have also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the past three years.

The quality of our craft may be our single greatest environmental contribution. With most furniture built today destined for a landfill within a few short years, the lifetime guarantee on The Joinery’s products ensure that our valuable natural resources are used wisely and efficiently. We recycle all scrap lumber, and our state-of-the-art dust collection system and briquette machine recycle every speck of dust into wood briquettes that we donate to the community. Additionally, our delivery truck runs on biodiesel fuel, our facilities are powered by solar and wind energy, and we use high-efficiency lighting throughout our facilities. Perhaps the capstone of our recycling efforts is our annual Metamortise Award, which recognizes the employees who create the most innovative pieces of furniture from scrap lumber.


We believe that every business should give back to its community and The Joinery does so in many ways. Through the Bella Fund, we design and build custom beds for children with special needs, and we donate lumber to the Oregon Woodworkers Guild for it’s annual toy drive. We supply local high school woodshops with donations, give away all wood briquettes we make on the premises from our woodshop sawdust, sponsor an
annual tree planting with Friends of Trees and support numerous other local charitable causes each year.

Wood sourcing

The Joinery offers a variety of different wood species for our standard products and frequently searches out other distinctive woods in response to specific customer requests. In all cases we seek to find an environmentally responsible source. Much of our lumber is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, which maintains the highest standards in the country for environmental stewardship. The overwhelming majority of our wood is either locally sourced from Oregon and Washington, FSC certified, or both. For more information on our standard woods please contact our showroom.