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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. 

2016 100 Best Green Workplaces In Oregon


The Joinery is proud to again be named one of Oregon Business magazine’s “100 Best Green Workplaces.”  This year we moved up to #39 on the list, a great validation of our continued efforts to improve our environmental performance and the lives of our employees. See the entire list See the entire list here at Oregon Business Magazine.

 

 

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And the Metamortise winner is...

The Winning Builder

With hundreds and hundreds of votes counted over the past week, the Annual Metamortise winner is: Thomas Dunn and his Beacon Coffee Table.

Thomas gets bragging rights for the next year - kudos! Thomas combined gorgeous local Western Walnut, Oregon White Oak, FSC Cherryand locally havested Madrone wood scraps and fashioned them into a stunning piece. 

What is METAMORTISE?

Meta | met·a | adjective | of a creative work

Mortise | mor·tise | verb | join securely by using a mortise and tenon

The Joinery defines Metamortise - to build something creative by using time-tested Joinery techniques. We exhibit the one-of-a-kind pieces on our website and in an event at our downtown showroom. All the pieces must meet The Joinery’s high-standards of beautiful design and enduring quality.

The Winning Customer

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The Joinery's Annual SALE

By popular, pent-up demand, The Joinery is delaying no longer with our one-and-only SALE of the year. It begins April 30th and since you’re reading this, you’re one of the first to know. Only our blog readers and best customers are privy to this advance tip-off.

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NWEI | Engaging Employees and Effecting Positive Change: The Joinery’s Story

The Joinery is an iconic Portland, Oregon furniture company, and one of the many businesses that has engaged employees and made positive changes using NWEI programs. 

We sat down with Joinery owner Jon Blumenauer for this Changemaker Interview in order to dig deeper into how NWEI courses and EcoChallenge can positively impact an organization. Jon notes that “The Joinery is a great model for how business can and should be run. It produces beautiful, high quality furniture in a way that values employees, contributes to our community and protects the environment.” Read on for the Joinery’s NWEI story. 

What inspired you, and the Joinery, to participate in NWEI’s discussion course and EcoChallenge last year?

Metamortise | Vote & Win A Joinery Piece

The Joinery hosts an annual design competition amongst its master woodworkers called Metamortise – the mission is to create unique furniture pieces from leftover scrap materials. We'll be kicking off our Metamortise event on Saturday, April 16th, 3-5pm, at our downtown showroom at 922 SW Yamhill. Vote online HERE.

Meta | met·a | adjective | of a creative work

Mortise | mor·tise | verb | join securely by using a mortise and tenon

The Joinery defines Metamortise - to build something creative by using time-tested Joinery techniques. We exhibit the one-of-a-kind pieces on our website and in an event at our downtown showroom. All the pieces must meet The Joinery’s high-standards of beautiful design and enduring quality.

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Metamortise | The Joinery Partners With ACE Academy

Every year, we challenge The Joinery master builders to turn lumber leftovers into things of use and beauty. All the designs are one-of-a-kind pieces and span from coffee tables, clocks, artwork, nightstands and curio cabinets, among others.

Above: Dodecahedron Lamp by Laike Little | ACE Academy

For the 2016 event, The Joinery partnered with ACE Academy. The Joinery donated scrap wood leftover from the manufacturing facility’s larger furniture pieces to the high school students for their projects. The student produced coasters, a lamp, a clock, artwork, puzzles, iPhone cases and iPhone docks to be exhibited at The Joinery’s downtown location during Design Week Portland. The items will be for sale starting April 16 as a benefit for ACE Academy.

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E-Cycling Event at The Joinery | April 22-30th

Anything with a Plug! The Joinery will be hosting a FREE electronics recycling event, kicking off on Earth Day April 22nd and running through April 30th.  We want to give the community a chance to recycle any used electronic devices. 

Electronic waste is the fasting growing part of our country’s waste stream.  In Oregon, you are not allowed to throw computers, monitors or TVs in the garbage.  Electronics contain both re-usable materials and hazardous waste, dismantling requires proper facilities. 

We will be accepting electronics at our SE Woodstock location only – 4804 SE Woodstock, Portland.  At the end of the week, we will be loading up our delivery truck and dropping off the items at Far West Recycling.  Once Far West receives the materials it is sorted into grades and recycled through manual and automated systems to create commodity grades that can be turned into new products.

We can accept the following electronics

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Travel Portland & The Joinery Networking Event

Visit The Joinery’s downtown showroom on April 14 from 4–6 p.m. for Travel Portland’s next networking event. Enjoy local wines and appetizers while surrounded by beautiful furniture that blends modern technology with traditional hand craftsmanship. 

Thursday, April 14: 4–6 p.m. 
922 S.W. Yamhill St. 
Portland | Map it
Cost to attend: Partners $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Non-partners $15 in advance, $20 at the door

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