B Impact Report

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The Joinery

Handmade Furniture
Certified Since: September, 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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Most furniture purchased today will have a date with a landfill within a decade. Contrast that with the lifetime warranty on all residential furniture from The Joinery, an Oregon manufacturer of handcrafted hardwood furniture since 1982. In its 20,000 square foot Portland woodshop and showroom, The JoineryÕs talented artisans create pieces that are as beautiful as they are durable, using classic joinery construction techniques, sustainably harvested wood, and natural oil finishes. Each piece of furniture is signed by its builder. This level of ownership is a source of pride and signals a deep commitment to each and every piece.

For The JoineryÕs skilled designers and master craftsmen, there is a clear relationship between form, function, material choice and sustainable practices. The overwhelming majority of lumber used in its products is locally sourced, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, or both.

No wood scraps or sawdust are ever sent to the landfill. All scrap wood is recycled into new products or donated to area woodworking programs. One symbol of this commitment is the companyÕs annual Metamortise Award, which honors the employee who designs and builds the most innovative piece of furniture from leftover lumber.

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