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We are excited to welcome Holly Mueller, David Gutschmidt and Vitreluxe founder Lynn Read to our Woodstock showroom on November 18th from 11.00-4.00.

Drop by to see Holly’s work  handmade fiber arts and textiles, Dave’s bowls and other wood turned items, and Lynn’s blown and cast glass. Along with many incredible pieces that we do not normally carry, the artists will be on hand to talk about how they go about designing and producing their beautiful work. 

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Back by popular demand, The Joinery will again be providing materials and instruction to help kids build their own birdhouses during the 3rd annual Woodstock Gives Back celebration on September 11.

Please join us for this event sponsored by the Woodstock Community Business Association. Dozens of Woodstock businesses will be participating, with each selecting a local non-profit to partner with.

This year The Joinery will again be partnering with Friends of Trees, which has planted over 600,000 trees in Oregon since 1989.  Come by to meet Garry, the Friends of Trees mascot, and take part in the fun from 10:00-3:00.

The Joinery builds birdhouses for Woodstock Gives Back

30 birdhouses were made by kids in the Woodstock neighborhood. All of them did an amazing job.

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While we did our best to keep track of everyone who came out to celebrate with us, we lost track around 350 people, which seemed like a good official number to land on for our 35th anniversary. We were pleased to see so many friends, including past and present customers, employees and business partners.

We humbly thank you all for making it possible to reach this point, and look forward to another 35 years of creating handcrafted furniture that’s here for good.

Celebrating 35 years of handcrafted furniture

Jason describing our Pacific case contruction with guests.

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*UPDATE 7/31/17 Our summer tours are now complete. If you would like to be notified when we have our next tour series please contact us at [email protected].

The Joinery is offering tours of our wood shop this summer. Come see how our master craftspeople build beautiful handcrafted furniture, from initial cutout to signing the completed piece. This is a great Portland experience for out of town guests, woodworking enthusiasts, or those just curious about our process.
 

Our annual Metamortise contest is here, where we resurrect scraps of lumber from previous furniture builds and transform it into creative furniture and accessory designs.  Last year brought more than a dozen innovative and beautiful designs ranging from games, lighting, artwork and of course multiple furniture designs.  This year we are partnering with Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical High School students, who are also creating pieces out of leftover lumber that we have provided them.

 

Metamortise Bed

 

From 2.00-4.00 on Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day – we are hosting an event at The Joinery to see all the pieces and vote on for your favorites. To RSVP for the event click here. We will also hold a silent auction on the pieces submitted by the students, with all proceeds going back to the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical High School.

By voting either online here or in our Woodstock showroom you can help crown the winning entries in this year’s contest, and be entered to win the piece of your choice. See photos of all the entries below.

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design. The intent is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy.

Together with Design Museum Portland, The Joinery will host a UNITE discussion event at our Yamhill showroom. The founders of Vitreluxe, Caravan Pacific, and Holly Mueller Home will discuss their inspiration for their designs along with their model of turning their craft into a business. Rick Turoczy, General Manager of PIE, will moderate this lively discussion and include audience participation.

RSVP here to join us! Drinks and appetizers from local partners will be served.

Thursday April 27

6:00-8:00

The Joinery

922 SW Yamhill

Design Museum Portland UNITE panel

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The Joinery is providing furniture to help stage the Goat Blocks Apartments on SE Belmont in Portland. Named for the herd of goats that occupied the previously vacant blocks in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Central Eastside, the blocks are being developed to include four different apartment buildings, each with its own design aesthetic, feel, and use of community space. The space also includes a variety of retail and restaurants, including Market of Choice and Kachka.

Goat Blocks Entry Way

We currently have pieces in the Ten10 building, which have Scandinavian-inspired finishes and a clean, simple design. With this aesthetic, the Modern Simple bed and Slipper Chair were naturals in the bedroom, as well as the Cantilever Desk in the open loft office space. On the open first floor plan, we have our Celilo Media Console, Milo Bar Cart and the ultimate in versatility, the Butcher Block Island.

There are three more buildings opening soon, each with a distinctive feel, but all with a great close-in location and access.

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After a great experience last year, The Joinery is again participating in the NW Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge.  With over 80% of our employees taking part, our Sustainability Team divided participants into four separate teams for an added layer of fun and friendly competition. The team came up with a new set of challenges:

  • Challenge #1: Don’t eat anything that once had a heartbeat. Whatever your take on the ethics of eating animals, a diet featuring meat and poultry has a dramatically bigger environmental footprint than a vegetarian diet. There is ample evidence that reducing meat intake also improves your health. Our goal as a company is to reach 600 meatless meals.
  • Challenge #2: Avoid to-go containers. A trash audit conducted earlier in the year (yes, our team shown below did some dumpster diving to determine what exactly we are throwing into the landfill) showed that about 10% of the trash from our Woodstock location was made up of to-go containers for food and coffee. Our goal is to eliminate the use of to-go containers in general and disposable coffee cups in particular, and to help we are providing insulated coffee containers to all participating employees.
  • Challenge #3: Daily Exercise for at least 30 minutes has a beneficial impact on mental as well as physical health. And it can also be a lot of fun.

2016 EcoChallenge

We are kicking the Eco Challenge off with a Vegetarian Luncheon this Thursday, when our four teams will begin battling it out for bragging rights.

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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This year The Joinery partnered with Friends of Trees for the second annual "Woodstock Gives Back" event that was held on Sunday, September 11th. Organized by the Woodstock Business Association, this event involved over 25 businesses from the Woodstock Community. Each business partnered with local non-profits, to help raise awareness and support.

This year The Joinery partnered with Friends of Trees and during the event had a Build your own Bird house kids activity. The tally was counted and with the furniture sales of the day The Joinery will be sponsoring the planting of 100 trees with a proceeds raised.

The other amazing community building activity that occurred this day was the building of 30 birdhouses with neighborhood children. Our master craftsmen, apprentice, and furniture designer volunteered their time to build bird house kits and then to help the kids make their own. The day was an amazing success of working with he community and having a lot of fun! Below are a few of the photos from the day’s event. To learn more about Woodstock Gives Back click here or to learn more about volunteering with Friends of Trees click here.

Friends of Trees and The Joinery partner together for Woodstock Gives Back

Gary from Friends of Trees was out that day to cheer on the kids building their birdhouses and also teach neighbors about Friends of Trees.

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