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Introducing the Hayden Dining Collection

The design intent behind the Hayden Dining Table was to create a simplified trestle table with an overall clean and light form. Unlike normal kitchen duty, in table construction we kept things clean by removing the aprons.  We focusd on subtle details including exposed splines at the top and bottom of the legs, and a slight angle to the bottoms of the feet that keeps the table light and elevated.

Hayden Trestle Dining Table Joint detail

 

Hayden dining table

Builder Feature: Meet Olivia

A graduate of Maine College of Art, where she studied woodworking and design, Olivia began her professional woodworking career on the East Coast. She honed her skills on several challenging projects, including building a house in Maine. On an island. In the winter. While living in Massachusetts.

We figured this was pretty good training for understanding how climate can affect wood furniture (among other things!), and were very excited when Olivia joined our team two years ago.

Olivia our featured Joinery builder

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Get your dining table in shape for the holidays

Looking to get your table spruced before the holidays – and possibly to impress your family and friends by steaming out a dent with an iron? Then our Joinery Furniture Repair and Maintenance seminar is for you. Our Finish team will be offering a Furniture Repair and Maintenance seminar loaded with helpful tips on the care of Joinery furniture. This seminar will feature general Feed-N-Wax application, how-to’s on repairing water rings, and the most fun part: steaming out dents with an iron.

Sign up for our Free Furniture Maintenance Seminar

This seminar is a popular one, so sign up soon to guarantee your spot. The seminars will be at our SE Woodshop and Showroom at 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd.


We will have seven seminars this season before the holidays:

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Woodstock Gives Back 2017

Back by popular demand, The Joinery will again be providing materials and instruction to help kids build their own birdhouses during the 3rd annual Woodstock Gives Back celebration on September 11.

Please join us for this event sponsored by the Woodstock Community Business Association. Dozens of Woodstock businesses will be participating, with each selecting a local non-profit to partner with.

This year The Joinery will again be partnering with Friends of Trees, which has planted over 600,000 trees in Oregon since 1989.  Come by to meet Garry, the Friends of Trees mascot, and take part in the fun from 10:00-3:00.

The Joinery builds birdhouses for Woodstock Gives Back

30 birdhouses were made by kids in the Woodstock neighborhood. All of them did an amazing job.

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Celebrating with 350 (or so) of our closest friends

While we did our best to keep track of everyone who came out to celebrate with us, we lost track around 350 people, which seemed like a good official number to land on for our 35th anniversary. We were pleased to see so many friends, including past and present customers, employees and business partners.

We humbly thank you all for making it possible to reach this point, and look forward to another 35 years of creating handcrafted furniture that’s here for good.

Celebrating 35 years of handcrafted furniture

Jason describing our Pacific case contruction with guests.

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Celebrating our 35th Anniversary

Celebrating 35 years of handcrafted furniture

The Joinery is celebrating our 35th Anniversary!

“For 35 years, The Joinery has stood proudly for great design, incomparable craftsmanship, and doing the right thing,” said CEO Jon Blumenauer. While a lot has changed since Marc Gaudin founded The Joinery in 1982, Blumenauer, who took ownership in 2013, believes that “the common thread in our success for more than three decades is simple: hire people who care,” he said. “Of all that we have done over the years, I am most proud of the team we have built.”

A huge thanks to our customers, partners and employees past and present for helping us reach this milestone.

Sustainability updates from The Joinery

It has been a busy Spring on the sustainability front at The Joinery. We recently completed our fourth B-corp certification, moved up to #30 on Oregon Business Magazine’s “Best Green Workplaces” list, and achieved Gold certification on the City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work program.

The Joinery Sustainability updates

The Joinery has been a certified B Corp since 2010.  B Corps (the “B” is for “Benefit”) use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certification involves a rigorous third-party assessment of company practices across five areas: Environment, Workers, Customers, Community, and Governance.

“B Corp certification is important to us for a couple of reasons,” said CEO Jon Blumenauer. “First, it gives us an objective third-party assessment to measure our progress against. And because the process is so thorough and rigorous, the certification signals to customers and other stakeholders that our efforts are credible and significant.”

Summer Tours at The Joinery

*UPDATE 7/31/17 Our summer tours are now complete. If you would like to be notified when we have our next tour series please contact us at info@thejoinery.com.

The Joinery is offering tours of our wood shop this summer. Come see how our master craftspeople build beautiful handcrafted furniture, from initial cutout to signing the completed piece. This is a great Portland experience for out of town guests, woodworking enthusiasts, or those just curious about our process.
 

The Joinery woodshop tours

 

 

Locations: The Joinery woodshop and showroom 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR 97206

Tour Dates are:

Saturday, June 10th: 10:30 - 11:30 (CLOSED)

Saturday, July 8th: 10:30 - 11:30 (CLOSED)

Saturday, July 29th: 10:30 -11:30 (CLOSED)

 

To RSVP please call us at 503.788.8547 or email us here.

 

Meet Sebastian, our new End Table

The Sebastian End Table is a gorgeous yet functional piece that can add color or richness to a variety of living spaces.  It is characterized by a circular top and legs that are completely rounded over.  The legs are pinned to the top with end-grain dowels that provide a beautiful design detail.  Its compact size allows the Sebastian to be used in a variety of placements throughout the living room, home office or bedroom.

Sebastian End Table

We currently have pieces available in Madrone, Oregon White Oak, Cherry, and Eastern and Western Walnut.  The Sebastian can be seen at either our Woodstock or Yamhill showrooms, or online here.

Metamortise 2017 is here!

Our annual Metamortise contest is here, where we resurrect scraps of lumber from previous furniture builds and transform it into creative furniture and accessory designs.  Last year brought more than a dozen innovative and beautiful designs ranging from games, lighting, artwork and of course multiple furniture designs.  This year we are partnering with Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical High School students, who are also creating pieces out of leftover lumber that we have provided them.

 

Metamortise Bed

 

From 2.00-4.00 on Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day – we are hosting an event at The Joinery to see all the pieces and vote on for your favorites. To RSVP for the event click here. We will also hold a silent auction on the pieces submitted by the students, with all proceeds going back to the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical High School.

By voting either online here or in our Woodstock showroom you can help crown the winning entries in this year’s contest, and be entered to win the piece of your choice. See photos of all the entries below.