Window adornments – Atelier Espenaer

Window adornments

Window adornments

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Meet Jack

Stanley Bailey Jack Plane
Our age-old, but solid and reliable stanley bailey jack plane.

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A Danny Trejo face


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

With a curious pattern meandering on its cheeks and delicately figured knots on its pout, Vlekken has a distinctively charismatic face that even Danny Trejo is likely to envy.

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Marathenon

Tenon Marathon

Marathenon (noun | mar·a·then·on | mer-ə-the-nən)
The endeavor of cutting a great number of tenons in a row, often requiring exceptional endurance and concentrated effort.

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Cutting mortises in soft woods

Cutting mortises
Cutting mortises in very hard woods is known to be difficult, but it is not exactly easy in the case of very soft woods either. The cutting endeavor may not require much effort and time, but one has to be careful not to tear fibers away during the cutting action. There is also more risk of making unwanted dents in the wood with the chisel during the action.

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An eye-catcher

Terrassen is a medium-sized cabinet destined to become an eye-catcher in any room. The ‘terraces’ on top of the cabinet compartments are the distinguishing feature of the cabinet and give it its name; terrassen is Dutch for terraces.

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

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Siblings

A sibling of Allegaar

The bespoke project we are working on is going to have some of the elements we also used for our coffee table Allegaar.

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The trial

Trying the triplet sticks in an ongoing bespoke project.

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A knot in a tenon

A knot in a tenon

A knot in a tenon is usually not a good idea, but in this case it is not much of an issue because it’s rather small and only covers a thin slice at the end of the tenon.

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All twirled up…

Twirled shaving

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Mortise and tenon joinery

Vrede - Wedged mortise and tenon joinery

Close-up of the handcut mortise and tenon joinery in our latest piece, Vrede. The joint is kept in place with a set of wedges. No glue was used.

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A new project

New bespoke piece

Meanwhile, we’ve started working on a new bespoke piece. Glue-up done; now it’s time for some planing.

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Beautiful complexion

Beautiful complexion

For our latest piece Vrede we have picked salvaged maple with a beautiful complexion.

For more photos and information visit the product page for Vrede in our online shop.

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A true Amsterdammer

Vrede - Double bed by Espenaer standing in the hallway of Het Ambachtslab

We are happy to announce that we have just finished our very first bespoke piece: Vrede.

Vrede is a double bed frame specially made for a client as part of our bespoke service. It is not available for purchase, but may serve as a model for a bespoke piece specially for you.

Vrede is a true Amsterdammer: built in Amsterdam from salvaged Amsterdam wood by a native Amsterdam woodworker, destined for a typically small Amsterdam bedroom in a building in the style of the Amsterdam School, and commissioned by a client who was himself born and raised in Amsterdam.

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

Are you interested in having a bespoke bed just like this one? Try our custimization service: go to the product page and hit the customization button.

Are you interested in commissioning a different bespoke piece? Please get in touch with us. For more information click here.

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A new co-worker…

A ladybug in our atelier

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