Design Trend - Color Blocking

One of the latest and easiest ways to implement design trends is color blocking. Color Blocking is the use of bold colors in interesting ways to add excitement to a space. The key to color blocking is bravely using BOLD colors. The trend is easy to implement because you don't have to use many colors, just enough to add interest.

Color Blocking Exterior

By painting the casing around the above door electric blue the architect has made what is already a focal point,  much more interesting and unique. Imagine how ordinary and expected black trim would be, not nearly the same impact. Very brave and well done! Definitely take a minute to see more pictures from this project here, and be sure to note the clever pull for this door.

Fresh on the floor: Live Edge Bed

This week's fresh on the floor is a highly figured Western Walnut Live Edge Bed. Every time we get one of these beds on the floor it does not last long, but this one is particularly special. With amazing figured locally harvested Walnut material, this bed does come with a little up charge. It is available in Queen and fits a mattress only set up. Dimensions are: 87" d x 82" w x " h. The price for this one is $2,862.

Live Edge Bed in Western Walnut

Food Carts on Woodstock

For the past 3 years, The Joinery has been fortunate to have great food right in our parking lot. It started off with El Gallo, who just celebrated their 3 year anniversary making handmade corn tortillas, delicious carnitas burritos, and amazing Fish Tacos (shown below).

El Gallo Fish Tacos


Fresh on the floor: Tansu Sideboard

Fresh on the showroom floor this week is the Tansu Sideboard. This simple clean design works well in modern and Asian inspired spaces. It features a beautiful dovetail top, hand forged pulls and is made out of Cherry from the Collins Companies. This piece is 20" deep x 74" long x 30" high and is $4,630 in Cherry.

Tansu Sideboard Details

Companies We Love: Everybody's Brewing

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.

Everybody's Brewery


Behind The Shoji: Art and Craft Sale

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


Fresh on the floor: Robin's Perch

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.
Robin's Perch - Cherry


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