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.

The Joinery handcrafted furniture class


Fresh on the floor: Studio Dining Table

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.

Studio Dining Table

Spaces We Love: Montauk House

Thank you to the firm Roman and Williams for providing us with such a feast for our eyes. This 2,000 square foot residence in Montauk, New York is a great example of how white walls and understated furnishings create the perfect backdrop for eclectic collections.

Montauk House Interior

Vote for The Joinery in The Big Reboot

The Joinery has been notimated in The Big Reboot and you could help us win $10,000 in technology from Toshiba, Intel and Staples. Click here to vote.

Vote for The Joinery in The Big Reboot

Spaces We Love: Bovina Residence

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.

Bovina Residence Interior

Companies We Love: Goby Walnut

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.

Goby Walnut



Repair Seminar this week

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.

Furniture Maintenance Seminar

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.



Fresh on the floor: Fir Beam with Cutout

The Fir Beam Table with Cutout is fresh on the showroom floor this week. Made from reclaimed Fir beams salvaged from old barns acros the NW, the Firm Beam Table with Cutout works perfectly as a small end table or nightstand.  The table is 14"w x 14"d x 20"h and costs $895.

Fir Beam with Cutout

2012 Scrap Contest Winner

After many months of collecting scrap wood and a record setting number of votes the overall winner of the Scrap Contest this year is the Timberline Entry Table. This entry table received the highest number of votes in all three categories. The race was really close though. Congratulations to our builder Thomas Dunn, shown below, who designed and built one of the largest scrap contest entries to date made from locally harvest Western Walnut scrap.

Scrap Contest Winner

Timberline Entry Table


Design Trend - Incorporating Brass

It's true, brass has made a full comeback - but not like we remember from the '90s. Below are a few examples of how to do brass right - small and unexpected.

Brass - Design Trend

More pictures of this project can be found here.