January 2013

Taryn Johnson, one of The Joinery's sales staff, had the wonderful opportunity to take a trip to Tulsa, OK to educate high risk/low income fifth graders about the importance of planting trees. She was invited by her dearest friend, Ms. Smith, who recently was accepted into the Teach For America (TFA) program. Before taking her trip, she contacted Tree in a Box , a Portland company which specialized in the tree growing kits shown below, to buy the kits. However when she contacted Trees in Boxes, they instantly offered to donate seventy trees in boxes to the children.

New to the showroom floor this week is our Miter Wrap Coffee Table out of a single piece of local Western Walnut. This figured coffee table retails for $2,100 and measures 41d x 35w x 18h.  For more information on this Miter Wrap Coffee Table, please stop by or contact us here. To see other example sof this table in a smaller size click here.

Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table

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Last June, our woodshop received an impressive piece of machinery, the Cube by Weinig and it arrived all the way from Germany on a large pallet made out of Radiata Pine. We could not let all that solid wood go to waste so we  we used the Cube machine to square off all the material and then turned it into some beautiful tables. Below you can see the photos of the Cube arriving on the giant pallet. Scroll down to see what our craftsman decided to make out of it.

Cube Machine at The Joinery

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New to the showroom floor this week is our Live-edge Hairpin Coffee Table in Madrone. This piece was created as a one-off from a single large piece of Madrone lumber. This coffee table retails for $1,395 and measures 25d x 45w x 17h. For more information on Madrone, please click here.

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This year the Guild of Oregon Wood Workers, a non-profit group of hobbyists and professionals who share a common passion for woodworking, put on the 2012 Christmas Toy Drive which lasted from October 1 - December 12, 2012 in Portland, OR.

Featured below are many of the toys that were donated, and the only finishes that were used were mineral oils or no finish at all, assuring a very safe and non-toxic gift. These donations were given to Impact NW for many children and families, as well as seniors and adults with disabilities. Impact NW is a service agency with anti-poverty services that offer education, financial assistance, job-training, and in-home services. Impact NW separated all donations and told each family to pick one "Large" toy.  We delivered close to 150 toys including a total of 24 cradles not shown here. If you would like more informaiton about this toy drive or the Guild of Oregon Wood Workers click here.

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Fresh on the floor this week is our Eastern Walnut Bookcase with doors. This piece measures 14d x 36w x 66h. There are four shelves inside the bookcase, three of which are adjustable, that provide plenty of flexible storage space. For more information about this Eastern Walnut Bookcase, contact us here.

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Madrone, also known as Pacific Madrona, is a unique Northwestern hardwood found in the coastal areas of British Columbia to Southern California and prized for its rich burgendy, salmon, and warm cream color range, along is known for its curly red bark. Madrone is a dense wood that comes in figured burl with clusters of knots and swirled grain. The Joinery has been using Madrone to build furniture since 2002 in partnerhsip with Sustainable Northwest

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We had the pleasure of building this large table for the ECO Project, a collaboration between Bob's Red Mill and NCNM. Bob's Red Mill is the internationally known whole-grain company based in Oregon, and the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the nation's oldest naturopathic medical schools in the country. This partnership focused on the concern of America's growing childhood obesity problem, as well as hypertension and liver disease. 

"The mission of the ECO Project is to reduce chronic disease and morbidity associated with childhood obesity by empowering children, families, and communities through education to make and have access to healthy choices."

The table we built is being used in for weekly workshops for children, families, and adults to provide health education and hands-on cooking lessons. Below is photo from the grand opening of Charlee's Kitchen. For more information about this project, visit their website here.

NCNM: Charlie's Kitchen

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Fresh on the floor this week is our Dunning Kirsten's Dresser in Cherry with Quilted Maple drawer fronts measuring 22d x 56w x 44h and retailing at $4,250. The amazing wood grain of the Maple on this dresser really stands out and would make a great addition to any bedroom. If you would like more information about this dresser, please click here or contact us here.

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