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.
They used the Oden sliding door hardware system in the Glass Mount configuration and Brushed Stainless finish. Oden was designed for glass and has a tremendous amount of adjustability built right into its design.
The design updated an existing warehouse building to function as a bank during the day and the ultimate event space at night.