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.
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.