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Our House Dinner at The Joinery

As part of  the Our House Dinner Series, The Joinery hosted a dinner on September 25th in support of the non-profit organization Our House, which provides healthcare and housing to low-income individuals living with HIV. The Roman Feast hosted by Richard Bradspies & Dore Everett with Wendy Weaver and Chef Gabriel Gabreski of a Cena, was held in the middle of our wood shop. The fine dining setting among our walls of lumber and machinery presented a remarkable juxtaposition and a truly unique dining experience.

Our House Dinner Series dinner at The Joinery's wood shop

A beautiful place setting in the middle of The Joinery's wood shop.

Guests were treated to an amazing feast of mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes, vegetable lasagna, and a whole roasted pig, paired with wine and a “Roman Holiday” specialty cocktail. The wine and cider was generously donated by Anne Hubatch of Helioterra wines and Alterego Cider.  and the beautiful flower arrangements were donated by Hilary Spray of Joyful Floral.

To learn more about the Our House Dinner Series visit their website here.. To learn more about the amazing food visit a Cena’s website here.

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Meet Kelsey: The making of a woodworker apprentice

Was it nature or nurture that inspired Kelsey, our first recruit this spring to The Joinery’s Woodworker Apprentice Program, to follow her passion for creating beautiful wood furniture?

Well, when your father has you out in the garage helping build furniture from the time you’re knee-high, you can figure it was a bit of both. “I remember the first piece I had an integral part in building was an entertainment center,” Kelsey says. “With TV. Speaker components. Drawers. It wasn’t as sophisticated as what The Joinery builds. But it was a great start to understanding the detail that goes into any piece of wood furniture.”

The Joinery Woodworker Apprentice Profile

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Woodstock Gives Back is set for Sunday, September 11th from 10 - 2

The Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) dedicated Sunday, September 11th, to their 2nd annual Woodstock Gives Back event, and The Joinery is happy to be involved again this year by partnering with Friends of Trees and hosting a "Build your own birdhouse" kids activity.

Join us for a day dedicated to local nonprofits. On Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 10.00-2.00, over 20 businesses throughout the Woodstock area will be raising funds and generating awareness for the charity or non-profit of their choice. Portland is widely known for its scores of active and empowered neighborhoods. This year we have again chosen Friends of Trees as our non-profit partner.

Friends of Trees has been caring for city trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities since 1989. The Joinery is excited to partner with them by donating the planting of five trees for every furniture purchase that day.

Stop by and get a photo with Garry, make a Bird House with one of our craftsmen and get more information on Friends of Trees and enjoy the lively Woodstock entertainment.

To learn more about all the events going on that day visit the Woodstock Give Back Facebook page here.

Photo credit of Friends of Trees at the 2015 Woodstock Gives Back Celebration.

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Our new Klamath Dining Table

Whether you’re deliberately downsizing your living spaces or not, square footage comes at a premium these days, and you can’t always get what you want. Drop by The Joinery, however, and you just might find you get what you need: our new Klamath Dining Table is designed to let you dine in style in nooks, crannies and other smaller spaces.

Its dimensions are smaller and its anatomy simple — but its design and construction are to our same uncompromising standards. This table features a radiused edge detail on the top, along with tapered legs, and a slight angle at the bottom of the supporting stretchers. The Klamath Dining Table is 42" round and 30" tall, perfect for the smaller space dining experience.

Klamath Dining Table

Featured above is the Klamath Dining Table in Eastern Walnut

An inside tip not even Martha Stewart knows.

Last Chance for 2015 Pricing

Psst. Here’s an arresting insider trading tidbit we’re only telling our closest friends and constant readers: when our new catalog comes out in September, new furniture pricing will officially go into effect.

Need we say more? You’ll be richer in September by the amount you save in getting your orders in now. So if there’s a place in your house that’s been pining for something in handcrafted hardwood from The Joinery, it pays to procrastinate no more.

From in-stock inventory to pieces custom-built especially for you, what you order this month is at pre-inflation prices on orders delivered by the end of this year. So why wait? This is an inside tip made especially for to-day traders!

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The Joinery nets its newest Celilo catch

We’re delighted to introduce our newest addition to our prized Celilo family of living room and dining room furniture: the Celilo Media Console. We think it encapsulates the highest expression of the Celilo design theme, originally developed by Liz Holoubek in 2010.

Available in two standard size options  — an 18”x49”x20” 2-drawer version and 18”x72”x20” version with additional center flip-down door — the Celilo Media Console was designed by Taryn Johnson to fit within the Celilo look-and-feel while casting its own distinctive spell.

 

Our Celilo Media Console

Our Shop Foreman Celebrates 20 Years of service at The Joinery

In July Robin, our Shop Foreman, celebrated his 20-year anniversary with us. He’s legendary in these parts as “The Chair Guy” for his particular finesse building those most complex pieces of furniture. As one of his compatriots said, it goes to show that like the furniture we build, quality lasts and lasts. Yeah, we may still give him grief. We’re as apt to call him “Ruban” or “Rubinsky” or “Bobarino” as his real name — but these days, “Bobarino, Sir!” is always implied.

Happy Anniversary to The Joinery's shop foreman

 

 

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Soaring Heart Product Event

Come experience firsthand a mattress made with the same craftsmanship as a piece of Joinery furniture. One assembled with natural materials and a meticulous eye for detail. A mattress of unwavering quality from start to finish. And a company with a passionate social consciousness that makes them an asset to their community and the planet at large.

Soaring Heart is a small Seattle-based company that has been building quality mattresses since 1982, and The Joinery is proud to be partnering with them and hosting a Soaring Heart Product Event on Saturday, July 23rd.

At this event, you can relax and try out these new additions to The Joinery product line. You'll have the opportunity to speak with a member of the Soaring Heart team about the construction and find out which mattress is your favorite.

Stop by and become Goldilocks for the afternoon. Enjoy a glass of wine, and experience what a quality, handcrafted mattress feel like.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 2:00 - 4:00
Location: The Joinery Southeast Showroom at 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97206
RSVP to info@thejoinery.com

Soaring Heart Mattress Detail

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The Joinery + Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company

The masters of sawing wood join forces with the masters of sawing logs.

We’re pleased and excited to have found a perfect match in mattresses for our collection of beautifully crafted beds.

Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company is a small, 30-year-old Seattle business committed to the art and science of a deep and healthful sleep — and they do so with uncompromising custom craftsmanship, astute innovation, locally-sourced organic materials, utmost integrity and an evolved social consciousness that makes them an active and honored member of their community.

In other words, Soaring Heart is everything The Joinery expects of itself. So there’s nothing strange about these two bedfellows joining forces to furnish you with the whole framework and fabric of a good night’s sleep. To see all the Soaring Heart Mattresses The Joinery offers, visit our mattress page.

To celebrate this partnership, The Joinery will be hosting a Soaring Heart Product Event at our Woodstock showroom on Saturday, July 23rd. At this special event you can meet one of the makers of these amazing mattresses and learn about their product first hand.

Soaring Heart Handcrafted Mattresses

The Joinery Butcher Block Island

Introducing our new kitchen multi-tasker!

The Joinery is proud to roll out (on locking casters!) our latest design! Our Butcher Block Island Table for kitchen use provides a great recipe - combining versatility, incredible beauty, and The Joinery’s incomparable craftsmanship.

 

Hancrafted Butcher Block Island

The Small Butcher Block Island with End Grain in Oregon White Oak.

 

These versatile butcher block kitchen tables can be used for food preparation, double as a kitchen table, or simply add warmth, character and storage to any kitchen.

They come in three different sizes – and can be made from any of our six standard wood species in either edge grain or end grain.

The bottom stretcher makes for a convenient footrest and allows stools to be tucked in under the table to further maximize space. Or, opt for a bottom shelf for additional storage. Plus, locking casters make it easy to move around as circumstances require.