The atelier: a work in progress – Atelier Espenaer

The atelier: a work in progress

Whenever we have time on our hands, we like to work on big and small additions to the atelier. Currently we are remodeling old, used bookcases into new ones that fit the style of our atelier.

Remodeling used, discarded furniture is fun, because it presses one to come up with creative solutions with the available components. More importantly, it considerably lengthens the life span of a piece, or at least its materials, and is therefore also a very responsible and sustainable thing to do.

Preparing components for a bookcase Applying a new coat of varnishRefitted side panels for a bookcase

 

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New serving board in the making

Serving board work in progress

Serving board work in progress

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Box jointed cabinet

Vlekken is a box-jointed cabinet designed to store your wine and liquor, but is also perfectly fitted for other items of comparable height and size. 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.


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A hallway of class

The hallway of Het Ambachtslab, the collective of which Atelier Espenaer part, is becoming more beautiful by the day thanks to the efforts of artist Daan Kneppers.

Hallway of Het Ambachtslab

Hallway of Het Ambachtslab

Hallway of Het Ambachtslab

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Antiques

These marvelous vintage tools belonged to the great-great-grandfather of a relative, who was so kind to give them to Atelier Espenaer.

Vintage woodworking tools

Vintage woodworking tools

Vintage woodworking tools

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An eyecatcher

Terrassen is a medium-sized cabinet destined to become an eye-catcher in any room it is placed. Its four compartments allows for storage of a diversity of objects, from wine and liquor to books and various paraphernalia.

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Dimensioning wood

The hand plane is an indispensable tool when getting wood to the right dimensions. Shots of a big project a while ago.

Shavings

Hand plane

Endgrain shavings

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Glimpses of last week’s courses

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

Woodworking course at Atelier Espenaer

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Tracking a knot, from lumber to coffee table

A knot in elm
Detail of coffee table Allegaar
Coffee table Allegaar

Knots are generally considered a deficiency in the industry, but we cherish them. Here you see how the knot has ended up in coffee table Allegaar.

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Striped serving board

Serving board Serving board endgrain shavingsServing board

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