December 2011

Jost Dining Table

Fresh on our showroom floor is the Jost Dining Table in Cherry. The table can be built as a solid top or with two leaves.  Overall dimensions of the table shown are: 48" round & extends to 92"L x 30"H.  For more information about our Jost dining table & to see other available sizes, click here.  


Dovetails are one of the strongest joints known to craftsmen because of their resistance to be pulled apart. They are joined together by pins & tails which are interlocking parts joined with glue and have a trapezoidal shape. For a traditional dovetail we cut them with An aluminum Jig which is a pattern that is very accurate, fast, & efficient. In our shop we use dovetails for drawers, cases, and they are also used in a decorative way.  

wood shop

Fresh on the floor this week is our Butterfly Bench shown in Western Walnut with Curly Maple butterflies. Overall Dimensions are 12"D x 42"W x 18"H. We also have a Cherry Butterfly bench with Western Walnut joints in-stock. For more information about the Butterfly Bench click here.  

Butterfly Bench



Happy healthy Holidays from The Joinery!

Holiday Party


The Holidays are filled with joy, especially when children's dreams come true! We happily donated scrap wood to The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers & Rapid City Woodworkers Association so all of their talented craftsmen could create toys for children in need. Hundreds of toys were handed out in Rapid City and Portland Fire & Rescue Toy -N- Joy makers. To find out more information about The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers click here, For Rapid City Woodworkers Association click here.

Scrap Wood Donation

wood shop

Mill End Coffee Table

Fresh on the showroom floor is our Mill End Coffee Table shown in 1/4 Sawn White Oak. The Mill End Coffee Table is created entirely from scrap lumber. Overall dimensions are roughly 18"D x 35"L x 17"H.  We also have Western Walnut, & Madrone Mill End Coffee Table's in-stock. For more information stop by the showroom or click here to contact us.

Take a look at our new shipment from Vitreluxe.  The pictures display the Bulb Vase, Twist Bowl, and Ellipse Incalmo Vases. Stop by the showroom to see all of the products that we have in-stock. For more information about Vitreluxe click here to view their website.

Bulb Vase

Motawi Tileworks was founded in 1992 by, Nawal Motwai. Nawal was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement at Pewabic Pottery. Their designs were influenced by Ernest Batchelder & Frank Lloyd Wright from the Arts & Crafts era. Nawal infused their influences and created her own style. We love their handcrafting technique and amazing craftsmanship.

Here are some Holiday gift ideas from Motawi Tileworks:

Japanese Lantern - Red Tile

Motawi Tileworks

Fresh on the floor this week is our Hope Chest shown in Western Walnut & Cherry with a Quilted Maple top. Hope chests are a thoughtful Holiday gift for extra storage space or a bench at the end of your bed. We also have a solid Cherry & a Madrone Hope Chest in-stock. Overall dimensions are 20"D x 40"W x 21"W. For more information about our Hope Chests, click here.

Hope Chest

Wooden Ornament

John Doering, a local craftsman, built these tiny birdhouse ornaments using scrap lumber. We are excited to see what else he comes up with after purchasing more of our scrap wood. Stop by the showroom to pick up a few of these ornaments before they are all gone! For more information click here to contact us.