Upcycling shavings – Atelier Espenaer

Upcycling shavings

We use shavings as fillings for ottomans

This heap of shavings is the residue of a recent project, but that does not mean it will end up in the trash bin. In our efforts to make our work as sustainable as possible, we have come up with various ideas to get the most out of the materials we use, including leftovers that are generally considered ‘waste’ in the industry. These shavings will prove their use as fillings for ottomans that we have specifically commissioned for this purpose.

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And the tenon

Cutting the tenon

And of course, what is a mortise without a tenon?

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The mortises

Mortises cut into maple legs

Mortises handcut into what are to become the legs of a bedframe.

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The figure of ash

Allegaar’s ash table top has a beautiful figure with curious color movements and flame-shaped patterns flowing from end to the other.

For more photos and information visit Allegaar’s product page in our online shop.

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The peaks of Geraamte

A narrow, thick board of maple rests on the outer frame, offering space for storage, but also serving a constructional purpose: this is where the 'hanging shelf', made of the same maple as the top shelf, hangs on. The peaked elm legs of the hanging shelf pertrude through the top shelf and are kept in place with wedges. This is both for constructional and design purposes.

The handshaped peaked legs of the hanging shelf protrude through the top shelf and are kept in place with wedges. For more photos and information visit the product page of Geraamte.

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Timber against the wall

Timber against the wall in our atelier

Some boards leaning against the wall in our atelier.

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Allegaar in the hallway

A pick from the photo shoot of our latest piece, coffee table Allegaar, in the hallway of Het Ambachtslab.

For more information and photos, visit the product page of Allegaar in our online shop.

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The rip cut

Ripcutting a board of honey locust

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Our very first coffee table

Coffee table Allegaar

It is with pride that we present to you our very first coffee table, Allegaar. Take a closer look at it in our online shop.

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Stripes in earthy tones

Stripes in earthy tones

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