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Wild Apples is one of our very favorite lines of small items we carry in the showroom. Gunther Keil is the artisan behind this heirloom toy line, and he has been creating wooden toys for over 30 years. His pieces are made to reflect, as he says, "the fragility and exquisiteness of life". We can see that in his tiny animal figures and habitats, his arks and his Nativity scenes, but mostly we just think they are adorable!

We recently posted about some beautiful Madrone Kyoto Chairs that came through the shop fairly recently, and we have such a great selection of the lumber right now we thought it would be fun to also post about the the Madrone Sleigh Bed that our builder Eric was busy working on last week. This version of the Sleigh Bed is an archive piece, and is no longer included in our standard line. However, like all our archived pieces, we are happy to build it upon request! You can see our updated standard, the Contemporary Sleigh Bed on our site. This version has slightly more traditional details, like a deeper curve to the head and footboards, and classic details like scrollwork on the sides.

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We were so excited to see that one of our favorite shelter blogs Desire To Inspire posted about Risa Boyer, who not only happens to be an excellent architect with an awesome eye for design, but she is also the sister of Rosy Boyer, our showroom manager! The post looks beautiful, and we thought we would repost some images from Risa's site, as well as some of the images posted over on Desire To Inspire.

It is Dining Table season! This time of year always finds us building many many dining tables, with the holidays on the horizon and all the big family gatherings planned. This year, in order to better accommodate all the builds we are extending our Build To Order deadline for Thanksgiving orders until 11/1. That means a decrease in the standard 8-10 week lead time down to 4 weeks, with no expediting fee added. Just 9 more days to get your orders in! As always, floor models are available immediately, but custom pieces like the few pictured below will require the lead time for the build.


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Here in our Builder Profile section, we like to introduce to you one of our many talented craftsmen who work so hard to bring us such beautiful furniture. Below we have talked to Dan, the assistant foreman, about his experiences in woodworking.

 

How long have you been working with The Joinery?

10 years and 8 months

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Mark you calendars, it's time for Pecha Kucha!

 

Pecha Kucha is a gathering of  artists, designers, architects and all their brethren to meet and "chit chat" (the translation of Pecha Kucha from Japanese). Pecha Kucha was started in 2003 in Tokyo as a way for a community to meet and show their work. The evening rests on a simple presentation format, 20 slides x 20 seconds apiece.

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Today's fabric picks come from the Robert Allen Bluebell Color Library book, and are just two patterns that have a certain amount of pop that is keeping us going in as we descend into the darker fall months. There is something just sort of free and easy about these two, a little bit island, a little bit sophisticated.

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