Prinseneiland bridge – Atelier Espenaer

Prinseneiland bridge

Prinseneiland bridge

Our beloved hometown Amsterdam is known for its bridges (and canals, obviously), but not many of them look like the one here on this picture.

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Preparing components

Handplaning elm to dimensions

Preparing components for a coffee table.

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Vlekken

Vlekken is a small cabinet suited to store your wine and liquor, but is also perfect for other items of comparable height and size.

The cabinet is specifically designed to expose the natural irregularities in wood, which are often considered deficiencies and blemishes in industrial production. A curious tiger pattern meanders along the oak case and delicately figured knots in the maple doors give the cabinet a distinctively charismatic face rivalling that of Danny Trejo. The irregularities are also where the cabinet takes its name from; ‘vlekken’ is Dutch for blemishes.

For more about Vlekken visit our online shop.

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A foggy Amsterdam

A foggy Amsterdam on our way back from work yesterday…

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Twists

Solid wood has the inconvenient habit of bending and twisting during the drying process, the extent of which may vary according to type of wood, the way the wood was cut and dried, and the original location of the lumber piece in the tree, among others.

Yet, often it’s easy to fix with just a handplane and a pair of winding sticks as your guides.

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The workbench

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Fragiel

Fragiel is a cabinet specifically designed to display whatever is precious to you. The ‘floating’ case, indubitably the most distinguishing feature of the cabinet, literally begs you for that miniature David Bowie statue that you bought two years ago but never dared to show anybody.

For more about Fragiel see here.

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Ripsawing efforts

A Japanese Ryoba saw in action

Ripsawing a 50mm piece of elm will most certainly save you a couple of visits to the gym…

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A fellow Amsterdammer

A fellow Amsterdammer walking on the road

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Sunny terraces

Sunshine on Terrassen

Terraces are most beautiful with sunshine.

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