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“A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows he will never sit.”

We think that’s a fine reflection on the real riches of giving — so fine, in fact, that The Joinery plans to do just that, both figuratively and literally, as part of Woodstock Gives Back: a day dedicated to local nonprofits by the community of businesses on and about the street where we work.

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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.

By whatever fate finds The Joinery showroom stocking hardwood furniture on a street called Woodstock, it kindles a certain sense of, ahem, mission here. We mean to keep our wood stock fresh and flourishing, appropriate to the season, and with new growth continually bursting forth. So you’re always rewarded for taking a new walk of discovery through our woods.

This month we’ve restocked, rearranged and reimagined the entire showroom to spotlight our newest designs and exhibit some one-of-a-kind showpieces.

Here’s our latest and greatest Woodstock sequel:

For Argyle Winery, the project of expanding its tasting room and hospitality facility had a focus on blending the past with the present.

While that intent included retaining the “feel” of the production facility that formerly stood on the Dundee campus, it also extended into a very literal sense of utilizing the same building materials from the old structures, which were carefully deconstructed by crews over the past eight months.

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.

In many homes it’s the coffee table, even more than the dining table, the wet bar or the kitchen island, that serves as the community center. At various times it can be library and snack bar, display space and conversational hub. It’s certainly a centerpiece in most living rooms, and as such acts as a kind of first violinist, setting the tone for the surrounding “orchestra.”

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.

In the hands of our master craftsmen, wood is truly as beautiful as it's cut out to be. No surprise then that The Joinery is prone to present its furniture au naturel, with nothing obscuring the warmth and unique character of every cut of wood.  

But as our Metro Sofa demonstrates, our furniture looks pretty spectacular dressed to the nines, too.

When you're ready to turn a new page in your décor, have we got some pages for you! The Joinery's new catalog makes its debut in September, and we can barely contain our excitement over its stunning new vignettes of our pieces at home in their natural habitats.

We thought we’d tease you with a sneak peek of two new catalog shots featuring some Joinery favorites as well as new designs that made their debut this year.

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