The Keeping Room at New England Joinery

What is a Keeping room you ask? The "keeping room" was centrally located in early Colonial homes. Generally close to the kitchen and the fireplace. It served as a warm place to gather, sleep and in some cases even house small animals in the bitter Winters. 

  It seemed fitting that our 1790's homestead barn should have it's own "Keeping Room" for our Windsor chairs & handmade dining tables.

  This is the way it works: first people find our website, they inquire by email or phone, and want to discuss having a table and chairs made. Many people order online, or over the phone. We are here for our clients to visit our keeping room, & workshop. Also,it's good to have a style in mind. How many people you want to seat, a length and width that might fit your room. Our leg styles are on our website as well as the chair styles. Call us if you have questions in advance to your visit.

   Our barn is humble, the type of barn that was quickly built back in 1790 to house the farmer's livestock and hay. It is built with timber frame joinery, common in that day. Not a grand barn by any means but solid and true, exactly like our furniture, built with integrity, to last through generations. 

New England Joinery
(207) 440-3885 | Jim's cell
(207) 933-2463 | Workshop landline

641 Route 135 | Monmouth, ME. 04259