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We continue to take thoughtful steps to serve customer needs during the pandemic. To optimize the safety of our customers and staff, we reopened our Downtown Portland showroom with enhanced safety measures.

Using the Oregon Health Authority guidelines as a starting point, we augmented with additional standards. We are capping the occupancy at 5 people. With about 4000 square feet of public space and high ceilings, our showroom offers ample space for physical distancing. We are also asking that all visitors wear a mask while in the store and will provide disposable masks for anyone who does not have one.

Our downtown showroom is open

While our St. Johns showroom is still closed to the public, we are offering individual appointments for interested customers. Additionally, if anyone does not feel comfortable visiting our Downtown showroom with the possibility of other customers being present, we are offering individual appointments there as well, when we will close the showroom to the general public.

Currently our showroom hours are Monday-Sunday, 11:00-5:00. Our woodshop will remain closed to the public at this time. 

For questions or booking an appointment, please email [email protected] or call (503) 788-8547.

After closing our operations for over a month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are taking our first steps toward reopening. We began with a small group of 4 craftspeople coming back under enhanced safety procedures. This is a balancing act between protecting the health of our workers and broader community, restoring the livelihoods of our team, and fulfilling obligations to our customers. We will gradually add to the team as we can do so safely. We will continue to keep customers updated on the progress of their orders and appreciate your understanding during this time.

The Joinery woodshop reopening


If you’re like most people, you are probably spending a lot more time at home these days – perhaps even doing a little more online shopping. While our showrooms remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are both well-stocked with furniture available immediately. To help make for an easy virtual shopping experience, we have created this online catalog of our in-stock pieces.
 
For folks who would like to see pieces in person, we can open our showrooms by appointment. Every purchase made during this time plays a critical role in bringing our team of skilled craftspeople back to work, and we thank you very much for your support.

If you are interested in a piece shown here please contact us as soon as possible and we can let you know the current availability. We will do our best to update the catalog as items sell.

The Joinery update

Our Shop Foreman, Kelly, is famous at The Joinery for his saying “Finishing is only the beginning.”

This statement is particularly appropriate now as we plan how to safely return to work after shutting our operation down due to safety concerns with the coronavirus. We have taken physical distancing requirements to the extreme with Kelly working alone in our Shop over the last month since we shut down. 

Dear Joinery community,

On Friday 3/20, I made the difficult decision to close our operations temporarily as we deal with the coronavirus outbreak. This followed on the heels of the closure of our showrooms and layoffs in our sales team early last week. With events rapidly evolving, I watched with increasing concern about the highly contagious nature of the virus and the potential it has to overwhelm our healthcare system here as it has in other parts of the country and the world. Given this, I simply could not ask our team to continue to report to work, even with the increased safety measures that we have implemented. It puts our employees, their families, and the broader community at too great a risk.

This was a heart-wrenching decision for me. Along with the showroom closure and sales team layoffs, the shutdown of our Shop and office mean that over 80% of our team are no longer with us, at least for now. While ceasing operations reduces the risk of transmission, it places a tremendous financial toll on our employees now when they need financial security more than ever. My hope is that this measure will be helpful as part of a wider sacrifice we are all making to control the spread of this deadly virus. And that as a result, the danger will pass and we will be able to bring our team back more quickly.

We are operating with a small team during this transition and will do our best to communicate and respond to questions. I ask for your understanding and forgiveness if that response — or your furniture order — is delayed. For those of you who have orders in process with us, your forgiveness of the delays resulting from our shutdown are a critical part of us getting our team of skilled craftspeople back to work and restoring their livelihoods as soon as it is safe. 

We will be communicating regularly along the way to keep you informed of our progress.

With gratitude,

Jon Blumenauer
Owner

Every year we enjoy getting to refresh our website with new photography of our furniture designs styled in different spaces. This year we are excited to be able to use our new showroom for the shoot. Working with local photographer, Jon Jensen, The Joinery team was able to create a few bedrooms and dining room vignettes using classic Joinery designs alongside some new designs. These settings came together with wonderful bedding from French Quarter Linens, carpets from Tufenkian, and beautiful artwork by Monika Kralicek.  

Whitman bedroom vignette

Featuring the Whitman Bed, Whitman Nighstand, Sebastian Tall Bookcase, Clyde Chair Lounge Chair and Live-Edge Entry Table.

Whitman Extension Dining Table Vignette

Featuring the Whitman Extension Dining Table, Whitman Bench, Whitman Dining Chairs, and Whitman Sideboard.

Maud Bed vignette

Featuring the Maud Bed, Maud Nighstands, Maud Desk, and Klamath Chair.

Shaker Dining Room by The Joinery

Featuring the Shaker Extension Dining Table, Kenton Dining Chairs, and Whitman Curio

In 2016 we created the Maud Desk as a simple design that allows the joinery details to be at the forefront, but with a softened feel. Those same design details were carried over in our Maud Credenza launched earlier this year.

Now we are excited to introduce the Maud bed and Maud nightstand to this family of products. The Maud bed has clean classic lines, softened with a round over detail on the headboard rail, legs, and side rails.

The Maud nightstand also features these details along with a thru wedged tenon on the top. To pair with the nightstand we have launched a new Maud Knob that is available in oil rubbed bronze, brass, and brushed nickel finishes.

Introducing the Maud bed and nighstand

The Maud bed and nighstand shown here in Eastern Walnut with a Corbett 4-Drawer dresser

This bedroom pairing is our second group of products to come through our Customer Influenced Design process, in which we include a small focus group of customers. With their feedback during the sketching and prototyping stages, we are able to fine tune our new designs to reflect not only our own brand, but also feedback from our Joinery family of customers.For pricing, dimensions and additional details for the Maud bed click here and the Maud nightstand click here

We are excited to have completed our move to St. Johns, beginning the next chapter in The Joinery story. Please come visit us Monday thru Saturday 10 – 6 or Sunday 11 – 5. With twice as much manufacturing space, our team of craftspeople have been busy making it their home. 

The Joinery woodshop and showroom is open in St. Johns

Our new showroom and woodshop in St. Johns. Click here to see the journey to get here.  

When we heard that the local Woodstock Elementary School, located just a few blocks away from our woodshop, was renovating its staff lounge, we thought it presented a great way to say goodbye to the community that we have called home for the last 22 years. The school staff was looking to create a comfortable gathering space with natural decor to allow temporary respites during their hectic school days.

Spearheaded by our lead table builder Michael (who is also a parent at the Woodstock Elementary School and PTA member) we decided on a more traditional design that would speak to the history of the school, yet be functional and easy to care for. 

With a generous donation of FSC Certified Cherry by Collins, one of our fantastic lumber suppliers, our team used paid Volunteer hours to create these tables and deliver them before the new school year started. Below are some photos of the table delivery. Included in the photo is the school principal, key staff in charge of the remodel, and Michael, the lead builder in this project. 

Donated table to Woodstock Elementary

With the end of our lease at our Woodstock facility on the horizon, we began the search for a new manufacturing facility over a year ago. The biggest need was to find a space that would allow us to grow and improve our manufacturing operation. But we also wanted to maintain the characteristics that made our current location so special. We loved being part of a vibrant Portland neighborhood and all that entailed. 

It was also important to consider the input from our team, and to that end our entire company got together to create a wish list for the new space. Meeting that list was a tall order, and we are ecstatic to be moving into a new building that checks all the major boxes – a much larger manufacturing space that gives us room to grow, includes a furniture showroom that allows customers a peek into our manufacturing process, and is located in a great Portland neighborhood with all the amenities (including the “walkable beer” wish, which we will have thanks to Occidental Brewing).

We are sad to be saying goodbye to the Woodstock neighborhood that we have called home for the last 22 years. We are grateful for the support from the community, which has played a huge role in our success over that time. The expressions of support, especially over the past couple months, have been humbling and we are deeply appreciative. If it would have been possible to stay at Woodstock, we certainly would have done so. Stay tuned for plans to honor and thank the community, which we will share soon.

Although we are sad to leave Woodstock, we are excited to be moving to St. Johns – another great destination neighborhood that includes the iconic St. Johns bridge, Cathedral Park, and great shops and restaurants. And it has the added benefit of being closer and more convenient from our Downtown Portland showroom, just a short drive down Highway 30 and over the St. Johns bridge.

Our lease at Woodstock runs through October, and we will remain through that time.  Stay tuned for more details on the transition, including welcome and farewell gatherings.   

Team trip to St. Johns

Our team on a visit to the St. Johns facility.

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