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

The Entrepreneurial Challenge of Sustainability

Built Oregon, Oregon Business magazine and The Joinery are pleased to jointly present this special Portland event,

Bridging the past, present and future of inclusive...           


Spoil Your Sweetheart Event

Spoil your sweetheart at The Joinery this Valentine’s season. Join French Quarter Linens and Oregon Home Magazine and learn the fine art of layering your bed with exquisite linens. Hands on demonstrations of how to make a proper bed, chocolate tastings from Verdun Fine Chocolates, flowers from Spellbound, wine tastings from A to Z Wineworks and sip a passion fruit inspired Valentine’s cocktail. Pick up a unique Valentine’s gift for your loved one and get inspired to sweeten up your space. It's one stop shopping for Valentine's inspiration.


Shop Talk with the Portland Business Alliance

Shop Talk is your opportunity to have an exclusive inside look at different Portland Business Alliance member companies. Join 20-30 fellow Alliance members to “talk shop” over coffee and a light breakfast. The event features open networking, member introductions, a brief host presentation and a door-prize drawing.


Design Week Portland 2016 - Challenges facing sustainable designers

Save the date! Join Design Museum Portland for a UNITE discussion event. Panelists from SERA Architects, Looptworks and The Joinery will discuss sustainability as a design principle. YR & G will moderate this lively discussion and include audience participation. We'll cover themes such as the challenges with sustainable design, sourcing materials, upcycling, and reusing materials. UNITE is Design Museum Portland's evening discussion series which explores themes at the intersection of Design and just about everything else. Join us for local wines and tasty bites.


Oregon White Oak

The Joinery is proud to announce a partnership with Zena Forest Products to source local Oregon White Oak. We strive to utilize lumber from local sources and that which is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. Through our partnership with Zena, we accomplish both.

Ben Deumling started Zena Forest Products in 2007 at age 25.  He wanted to find a better outlet for the logs from Zena Forest than the big industrial sawmills, where prices were low and good management practices were not appreciated or rewarded.   Zena Forest Products is now able to process logs onsite into finished flooring, furniture and cabinet stock, as well as a wide variety of other custom products.           

Portland Art Museum Rental Gallery Winter Picks

The Joinery's downtown Portland location is host to several new pieces of art from the Portland Art Museum. Portland is a mecca for art, design, fashion and the "maker" community. At The Joinery, we seek to build bridges to our community of creatives and we're proud to announce our continued collaboration with the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery. We feature local artists in our downtown showroom and change out the pieces each season. 

Seventy Poplars | Scott Hoyle | 30.00 x 23.00 | Photography


The Joinery Story


From our beginnings in 1982, our history has shaped us, defined us and created opportunities for growth. Follow along on our journey.


Friends of Trees Neighborhood Planting January 16th

Since 1989, Friends of Trees has planted half a million trees throughout the Portland/Vancouver and Eugene/Springfield metro areas. Nearly every Saturday, Friends of Trees is out at one or more planting sites and they always need more help planting trees; no experience required. Simply show up, wear closed-toes shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Friends of Trees provides the breakfast, gloves, tools and expert guidance to have a great time. A potluck lunch is provided at the end of the planting. 

The Joinery has teamed up with Friends of Trees to sponsor a day of planting in SE Portland at the Creston/Kenilworth, Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott and Reed neighborhoods. We'll be taking The Joinery team of woodworkers to plant the raw materials we love for our furniture pieces. 

Join us Saturday, January 16th, 9am to 1pm.

Meet us at the Mt. Scott Learning Center, 6148 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR 97206. The event will start right at 9am.


The World Forestry Center: Our new neck of the woods.

’Tis the season to settle into warm places and The Joinery is delighted to be spending some time in Portland’s World Forestry Center, adjacent to the Zoo and Children’s Museum.

Our furniture will be the featured exhibition in the WFC’s art gallery. We’re well-matched with this Oregon institution, not just because of the timber resources we use, but for how we use them. The WFC is similarly committed to sustainable forest management and environmentally responsible business practices. Visiting the Center is always rewarding — and now there’s never been a better time.

Join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 4-6pm, for an exhibition reception. The reception is open to the public, complimentary entrance to the Art Gallery.