companies we love

For our love of Walnut

Goby Walnut is located just outside the Northwest Portland industrial district, and most of their lumber comes from within 100 miles of their shop.  Their material is sourced solely from hazard or salvaged trees – those that need to be cleared either because they present a hazard, or because the land is being converted to another use.  The source is predominantly from urban areas, and does not impact valuable forestland.

.Goby Walnut owners Art and Aaron

Ordinarily this material would be considered waste or sold for pulp. Goby instead upcycles it to higher value uses. We are happy to partner with a local company that provides us with fantastic material sourced from – sometimes literally – our own backyards. It allows us to build furniture that fulfills our lifetime warranty, ensuring that each tree has a second life that can rival the length of the first.

Portland Makers

Portland is the epicenter of DIY culture, and we've got insider tips from the best DIY-ers in town. Zines are historically self-published booklets usually produced in small batches on a low budget. Travel Portland has chosen to celebrate the medium honoring Portland’s history as a leader in zine publishing and allow visitors to explore the city’s shops, restaurants, bars and events through the eyes of local artists.

Click on the photo to read the zine.

Local designers and artists spend their days crafting everything from handmade bags, apothecaries and stationary to furniture, jewelry and kombucha. Whether you live here or you’re just visiting, you can always find a great one-of-a-kind gift, souvenir or even DIY kit to take home and try for yourself. In this zine, we’ve collected insider tips from some of the best DIY-ers in town.

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Hand-made vs Machine-made Rugs

The difference in price between handmade and machine-made rugs can be large, and it causes many people to opt for the cheaper machine-made variety. They argue that machine-made rugs look exactly the same as handmade despite coming with a much smaller price tag. But price isn’t the only factor setting handmade and machine-made rugs apart. They differ greatly in composition as well, displaying differences in quality of materials as well as craftsmanship. The following breakdown of each type’s production and composition demonstrates the superiority handmade rugs offer compared to machine-made rugs.

Production Process

2016 Color Trends Lookbook

Colorhouse paint released it's new 2016 Color Trends Lookbook featuring The Joinery's Whitman nightstand. Quiet colors that whisper welcome to the New Year.

MAUDE 

AIR .07 is a hue that sits between pink and purple, both colors that typically suggest youth and femininity. However, when a touch of grey fuses these two hues together, a sophisticated, androgynous color emerges. We are seeing a shift from hard lines to soft edges in our views on sexuality and gender. AIR .07 reflects this new openness through the embrace of a complex simplicity and a beauty in being.

We are Colorhouse

How to make an entrance they won’t forget

Entryways today are the vestiges of a once great empire. 

In both design and decor the entryway can and should be the preamble for everything to come. Whether your idea for a great introduction is the first four notes of Beethoven’s Ninth or Keith Richard’s opening guitar riff in “Satisfaction,” your entryway can be the tone-setter for your tastes and habits and time of year.

Yes, entryways tend to change with the calendar whether you intend them to or not. Whether it’s the footwear on the floor, the coats on the rack, the quality of the light through the windows or the toys your kids stash by the front door — to everything there is a season. At The Joinery, we offer you some beautiful entryway “canvasses” on which to paint your seasonal masterpiece.

Consider these “Fab 5 Fav’s” for giving your entrance a welcoming touch of freshness or seasonality.

Fall into Home with Neil Kelly

Fellow B Corp partner Neil Kelly is kicking off an exciting workshop series! September is a month of transition. There’s change in the air, a hint of color in the hills, and a sense of excitement about a return to familiar places and close company. It’s a time when we turn our attention to home and comfort, in preparation for the coming winter months.

In celebration of this spirit of change and returning to home, Neil Kelly presents Fall Into Home, a month-long series of design and remodeling workshops for Portland-area homeowners. Whether you’re thinking of redesigning your home or simply making it more comfortable and energy efficient, Neil Kelly’s workshops will provide expert information, inspiration and advice to help you get started.

Caravan Pacific Alberta Lamps

Caravan Pacific's Alberta Lamps are now available at The Joinery. Designed and handcrafted in Portland, these mid-century inspired lamps are made with the same attention to detail and level of craftsmanship as our furniture.

Knotty But Oh So Nice: the Fiber Arts of Holly Mueller

Holly Mueller was already an accomplished seamstress and textile designer when she ran across an old book on macrame from the ‘70s and — voila! — she was hooked. Or rather, hitched. The possibilities of putting a contemporary spin on traditional macrame, using a variety of fibers, materials, plaits, shapes, weaves and dimensions, have been energizing and engaging her ever since.

The Joinery is proud and delighted to showcase Holly’s work in our Yamhill store, where her original wallhangings, window covers and room dividers are just as apt to take a visitor’s breath away as the craft of our own master woodworkers.

Holly Mueller

Portable potables from The Joinery & New Deal

Here at The Joinery, we appreciate kindred spirits — well, spirits of most any kind, really — but especially those of New Deal Distillery, the small-batch distillery in southeast Portland that’s been making award-winning liquors and liqueurs since 2004. Their philosophy of true craftsmanship, environmental stewardship and giving back to their community meshes (or is that mashes?) nicely with our own. New Deal has graciously supported us in recent events like our celebration for the re-opening of our downtown showroom in June.

So we’re excited to be able to turn the tables and support New Deal in our own inimitable fashion: our recently introduced Milo Bar Cart is a most elegant conveyance for any and all of their exceptional spirits. Short of the back seat of a Rolls Royce Phantom, no liquor cabinet could ask for a smoother or more refined ride.

We rolled our new Milo Bar Cart into service just in time to serve New Deal cocktails during the Grand Re-Opening of our downtown Portland showroom at 922 S.W. Yamhill in June.

Where Craft, Passion & Business Intersect: Lilith Rockett’s Handmade Artistry

If you ever wondered about the current state of Oregon Craft and its critical role in providing creative fuel for innovation and economic development that goes well beyond the beautiful pieces the artisans create, look no further than the current exhibit at Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft (MCC), on display this summer.