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The Banjo Chair has finally made it’s way all the way through the shop, and we love how it turned out. Based on an antique chair owned by a long time customer, we designed and built a custom chair for him for his hobby, playing the Banjo.

The chair has many parts and employs some fairly elaborate construction techniques, including steam bent portions that took some doing to get right. Here you can see the steaming process, and an attempt gone bad:

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The Harpoon House is an innovative dwelling built by Portland based designers, Matt Kirkpatrick and Katherine Bovee. The couple constructed their home with a focus on efficient methods and sustainable materials.

We are drawn to the Harpoon House’s distinctive wood siding which was made using mostly FSC ® certified wood.

Enter here to win one of our stunning, one-of-a-kind Seneca Tables, thanks to Apartment Therapy and re-nest.

 

Mikutowski Woodworks are one of our favorite items we carry besides our own work, and like our own products the Mikutowski name is synonymous with excellent craftsmanship, function and design. They are handcrafted in Minnesota and come from a heritage of minimizing waste and raising environmental awareness.

The Celilo Set has been such a great addition over the last year, and we are excited to be debuting the newest piece, the Celilo Stools! We built one in Cherry and 3 in Eastern Walnut, come and check out their sleek, modern lines in person. As with all our seating, the Celilo Stools can be built with upholstered or wood seats.

Here you can see them as they came through assembly, and the finished product!

 

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As the deep darkness of winter is descending, we start longing for rooms that match our moods. There are so many ways to set the mood in a room, and one of our favorites is through upholstery. One of our newest chairs to hit the showroom floor are the Alexandra Chairs, an archived style that we have updated and set back into our standard line. The chairs we have on the floor are built in Eastern Walnut and have upholstered seats, for which we chose a plush chenille damask pattern. You can see our post about the process of building the chairs here.


This fabric is Robert Allen pattern Daedal in Prussian, and is available in two alternate colorways. A good match for this fabric might be a textured linen, like this one from Threads by Lee Jofa. It is a linen and viscose blend Made in Italy and is shown in color number 290. The natural texture of the linen is an unexpected choice next to the sophisticated damask pattern, yet brings out the natural element in the background and lets the chenille shine.

Desks, desks, desks…having a desk of ones own is a special and often necessary ingredient in one’s life. Executive desks make a beautiful addition to a space when there is room, but what about small spaces? Or situations that require less storage? A secretary is such a elegant and classic solution to the need for a writing surface, and can be a fantastic way to hide technology for laptop users without taking up valuable space. We have had a series of secretaries make their way through the shop lately, some even with customized interiors that we were really impressed with.

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The Joinery's first set of How To videos have arrived.  Learn how to Fix a Dent in your Joinery furniture here:

 

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