Doug and Christine, owners of Everybody's Brewing, was kind enough to donate The Joinery beer for our 30th anniversary party in June. We had both their Goodwill IPA and their Daily Bread Common Ale on tap, both of which are very delicious. They are located in White Salmon, WA in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge and they craft their beer on site and feature a wonderful menu full of seasonal, local ingredients.
The Portland Japanese Garden is currently hosting the works of over 35 artisans in their Garden Pavilion. This amazing event runs until September 3rd and is included in garden admission so don't miss out! Some of the featured artisans this year include sculptors, printmakers, and jewelers whose pieces are inspired by Japanese culture. The Joinery is honored to be part of this event as well.
This is a great opportunity to see Portland's world-renowned Japanese Garden while supporting our local crafters and artisans. For more information about the show, garden admission and other events; visit the Japanese Garden website at japanesegarden.com
Fresh on the floor this week is the Robin's Perch in Cherry. This little bench is so versatile you can put it almost anywhere. It works well behind sofas, in small foyers, or at the dining table when additional seating is needed. The two boards on the top are slightly tapered towards the middle which makes the bench both beautiful and very comfortable. The Robin's Perch is available in two lengths 36" and 48". Shown below in Cherry the 36" Robin's Perch is $565 and is 14" deep and 17"h. See more images of the Robin's Perch click here.
Instead of purchasing your next furniture piece from The Joinery, you can build it yourself at one of our furniture classes for the same price. Classes still available this year are an Arts and Crafts Bed, a Hope Chest and a Modern Pencil Post Bed. See information about all three classes here.
Today is the first day of the Rocking Chair class which filled up quickly. The students will be gluing up their seats, cutting out some of the pieces tonight and then will be back on Saturday and Sunday to create their own handcrafted James or Leon Rocker.
Here are some images of some previous classes.
Fresh on the floor this week is one of the most unique Studio Dining Tables we've seen - it features very sappy Western Walnut. This piece is a show stopper and should be the focal point of any room. It's shown here fully extended with two leaves but the leaves can be removed and stored inside the table. The dimensions are 42 x 66-110 x 30 and the retail price is $4,615.
This modest 1,880 square foot home located in Bovina, NY has captured our hearts. Not only is it simply beautiful but architect Kimberly Peck designed the home with budget and energy efficiency in mind. The house was carefully sited to take advantage of the amazing views but windows were used sparingly to reduce heat loss in the extreme winters.
The Joinery has an amazing selection of Western Walnut available for furniture and one of the places we get it from is Goby Walnut. Art Blumenkron, the owner of Goby Walnut shown below has a vast inventory of Pacific Northwest Woods including local Walnut, shown below.
We are having one of our Furniture Maintenance and Repair Seminars this coming Saturday on July 14th from 10 to 11:30. Email us here or call us at 503.788.8547 to sign up.
Repairing furniture finished with oil can seem a little daunting, however it is actually relatively easy. So if you find a dent on your dresser or a white heat ring on your Joinery dining table, do not worry. Instead, join Kelly from our finish department to learn how to repair dents and heat rings on your oil finished furniture.
If you are not able to joing us for this seminar but would like to learn some tricks to repairing solid wood furniture, please watch some of our repair videos here.