When Portland’s premier maker of hand-crafted, solid wood furniture, The Joinery, decided to transform their downtown pop-up shop into a permanent showroom, every square inch was considered.
"We put an enormous amount of heart and planning into designing the space so that it would reflect what we do best, so that it would be a thoughtful representation of how we work," said owner Jon Blumenauer.
Every woodworker at the Joinery contributed at least one permanent design element to the 4,700-square-foot space. These pieces included a custom-whitewashed, reclaimed fir and western walnut reception desk, a rift-sawn white oak kitchen, and a live-edge barn door featuring Krownlab’s Baldur sliding door hardware system.
“It is a statement piece in the showroom and attracts a lot of attention,” said Kelly Asmus, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Joinery. “Nearly every customer who comes in is drawn to the live-edge slab door — its beauty, its simplicity and the practical way it functions.”
A main tenet of the Joinery is environmental sustainability. From the solar-panels lining their roof to their bio-fueled delivery trucks, they practice what they believe. An integral part of their focus on sustainability is to make products that will be used for decades to come and avoid the landfill. The Baldur sliding door hardware system has been tested through 130,000 cycles — the equivalent of 10 years of extremely high use — ensuring that it will hold up to the Joinery’s commitment to furniture that will be enjoyed for generations.
The idea was to make a space that was all banking by day and all party by night. To achieve this, space-adaptability was top of the list. Alongside the sliding bookcases that reveal secret rooms, a new 12-foot bi-fold glass system, and moveable furniture, T2theS used oversized sliding glass doors for their huge, mobile conference pods.
T2theS Design chose the Oden sliding door hardware system in the Glass Mount configuration and Brushed Stainless finish not only because it fit the desired aesthetic, but because functionally it was the obvious choice. Oden was designed for glass and has a tremendous amount of adjustability built right into its design.
For the door pulls on the mobile conference pods, T2theS opted for the large, ergonomic gripping surface of the Inger door pull in a matching Brushed Stainless finish. Inger is available in three different lengths. Go strictly for function with the 18" length, make a bold statement with our full-length 90" version, or strike the balance at 48".
When Tanner Goods opened their 651 Divisadero St. store in San Francisco, they needed to make a limited square foot floor plan work as a high-traffic retail environment. For their dressing rooms, they minimized dead space by using the Rob Roy sliding door hardware system with frosted glass panels.
While cutting down on dead space, the Rob Roy sliding door hardware also preserves the open-plan feel of the space. And the dressing room doors can be left open as default to open the space up even further.
As with hardware in any high-use environment, it was crucial that the Rob Roy sliding door hardware be built to not only stand up to heavy use, but perform well. Krownlab sliding door hardware was designed for the commercial sector in mind. Not only do we offer an industry-leading 10 year warranty, we back it up with extensive testing.