Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A Visit to "The Joinery" in Portland, Oregon
The family recently returned from a family vacation in Portland, Oregon where my sister, niece, and nephew live. We spent 10 days enjoying beautiful scenery, amazing weather, and great family and friends. I also managed to sneak out one morning and visit "The Joinery", a company of craftsmen building beautiful solid hardwood furniture in Portland since 1982.
After viewing some of their work in the large, well-appointed showroom, one of the carpenters took us on a personal tour of the wood shop. One furniture maker is responsible for each piece from start to finish. In the shop, it is easy to see the care and craftsmanship that each piece receives. I'm also a little jealous of some of their machinery, but that's for another post.
So, if you're in the Portland area, I encourage you to take the time to visit "The Joinery" and see their 16,000 square feet of showroom and wood shop. You can also view much of their furniture on-line at www.thejoinery.com.