The most common lumber in the Netherlands – Atelier Espenaer

The most common lumber in the Netherlands

Reclaimed Norway Spruce boards in our atelier

As part of our commitment to sustainability we strongly favor reusing materials. Here you see a number of long Norway spruce (Picea Abies) boards retrieved from the logistics sector. These boards are normally disposed of after the transport, but in our atelier they get a second life.

Norway spruce is probably the most common type of lumber used in the Netherlands, the majority of it being imported from other European countries. It comes in a pale whitish-yellowish color, so to increase its potential in terms of creativity and design, we sometimes add a different hue to it.

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