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Introducing our new kitchen multi-tasker!

The Joinery is proud to roll out (on locking casters!) our latest design! Our Butcher Block Island Table for kitchen use provides a great recipe - combining versatility, incredible beauty, and The Joinery’s incomparable craftsmanship.

 

Hancrafted Butcher Block Island

The Small Butcher Block Island with End Grain in Oregon White Oak.

 

These versatile butcher block kitchen tables can be used for food preparation, double as a kitchen table, or simply add warmth, character and storage to any kitchen.

They come in three different sizes – and can be made from any of our six standard wood species in either edge grain or end grain.

The bottom stretcher makes for a convenient footrest and allows stools to be tucked in under the table to further maximize space. Or, opt for a bottom shelf for additional storage. Plus, locking casters make it easy to move around as circumstances require. 


The Joinery is proud to again be named one of Oregon Business magazine’s “100 Best Green Workplaces.”  This year we moved up to #39 on the list, a great validation of our continued efforts to improve our environmental performance and the lives of our employees. See the entire list See the entire list here at Oregon Business Magazine.

 

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The Winning Builder

With hundreds and hundreds of votes counted over the past week, the Annual Metamortise winner is: Thomas Dunn and his Beacon Coffee Table.

Thomas gets bragging rights for the next year - kudos! Thomas combined gorgeous local Western Walnut, Oregon White Oak, FSC Cherryand locally havested Madrone wood scraps and fashioned them into a stunning piece. 

What is METAMORTISE?

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By popular, pent-up demand, The Joinery is delaying no longer with our one-and-only SALE of the year. It begins April 30th and since you’re reading this, you’re one of the first to know. Only our blog readers and best customers are privy to this advance tip-off.

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The Joinery is an iconic Portland, Oregon furniture company, and one of the many businesses that has engaged employees and made positive changes using NWEI programs. 

The Joinery hosts an annual design competition amongst its master woodworkers called Metamortise – the mission is to create unique furniture pieces from leftover scrap materials. We'll be kicking off our Metamortise event on Saturday, April 16th, 3-5pm, at our downtown showroom at 922 SW Yamhill. Vote online HERE.

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Every year, we challenge The Joinery master builders to turn lumber leftovers into things of use and beauty. All the designs are one-of-a-kind pieces and span from coffee tables, clocks, artwork, nightstands and curio cabinets, among others.

Above: Dodecahedron Lamp by Laike Little | ACE Academy

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Anything with a Plug! The Joinery will be hosting a FREE electronics recycling event, kicking off on Earth Day April 22nd and running through April 30th.  We want to give the community a chance to recycle any used electronic devices. 

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Visit The Joinery’s downtown showroom on April 14 from 4–6 p.m. for Travel Portland’s next networking event. Enjoy local wines and appetizers while surrounded by beautiful furniture that blends modern technology with traditional hand craftsmanship. 

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Join us for a Design Week Portland event in conjunction with Design Museum Portland as we assemble an expert panel to discuss sustainability as a design principle. Sustainable design practices are not just a way of designing, but a way to reduce negative impacts on the environment for a better future. Designers worldwide are rapidly developing and adopting new sustainable practices and encourage the design community to learn more about the movement. We’ll cover themes such as the challenges with sustainable design, sourcing materials, upcycling and reusing materials.

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