A usual day at work – Atelier Espenaer

A usual day at work

Flattening a table top

Upcycling some pieces of reclaimed timber into a cabinet board.

| #handplane #handtools #norway spruce #planing #reclaimed #recycling #shavings #upcycling #wood

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Milieuvriendelijk

Atelier Espenaer stelt milieuvriendelijk ondernemen centraal en gebruikt alleen salvaged, reclaimed en gecertificeerd duurzaam hout. We streven ernaar een bijdrage te leveren aan de transitie naar een duurzame economie.

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Persoonlijk

Iedere klant is een uniek persoon met een eigen verhaal en verdient een meubelstuk met net zo’n uniek en persoonlijk verhaal. We maken slechts één exemplaar van ieder stuk en streven altijd naar exclusiviteit in onze ontwerpen.

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Ambachtelijk

Alle stukken van Espenaer worden gemaakt aan de hand van traditionele vaardigheden, technieken en handgereedschappen. We specialiseren in het gebruik van klassieke houtverbindingen en geven deze een prominente plaats in onze ontwerpen.

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Fine little endgrain shavings

This is not chocolate

Fine little endgrain shavings

| #endgrain #handplane #shavings #walnut #wood

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The first coat of oil

First coat of oil. Cutting board

| #cuttingboard #finish #honeylocust #mahogany #oil #purpleheart #walnut

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What we’re reading at the moment…

Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth

| #business #circulareconomy #doughnuteconomics #economy #kateraworth #sustainability

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Soon in our shop!

New striped cutting board in the making

Working on something new! Shot just before an oil finish. Soon available in our shop!

| #honeylocust #mahogany #new #purpleheart #walnut

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Four different types of wood

Allegaar is a small coffee table that will serve as a colorful and intriguing addition to your living room or coffee corner. Despite its humble size, it is composed of four (!) different types of wood: ash, elm, walnut, and maple.

For more photos of and information about Allegaar, click here.

| #allegaar #ash #coffeetable #elm #furniture #maple #walnut

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The hallway

The hallway of Het Ambachtslab

The hallway of Het Ambachtslab [‘The Crafts Lab’], a gathering of various artisanal and creative professionals of which Atelier Espenaer is part of too.

The Lab is located in a former school building with some very peculiar architectural features. With its straight lines and rectangular shapes, the building felt a little cold in the beginning, but we’ve come to appreciate and love it. ❤

| #atelier #espenaer #hetambachtslab #plants

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Duifje

A hand saw by Dutch manufacturer Duifje

This beautiful hand saw by Dutch manufacturer Duifje was also among the tools we were lucky to get.

| #artisanal #duifje #handsaw #handtools #woodworking

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Announcing a follow-up course: Course Twee

Would you like to go beyond basic woodworking skills and learn to make woodworking joints that require a little bit more proficiency and sophistication? Espenaer now offers a new course as a follow-up to its existing beginner’s course.

Are you into a new hobby and serious about it? We offer a very attractive package deal if you decide to do both courses in a row! Visit our page on courses for more information.

Espenaer workshop at Ambacht in Beeld Festival

| #artisanal #course #woodworking #workshop

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A new old set of chisels

A new old set of chisels

Some time ago we had the chance to meet a kind retired woodworker, specializing in barometers. He still had some wood and tools left and asked whether we would be willing to relieve him from those for a small price. Last weekend we paid him a visit and were lucky to find, among others, an enormous set of chisels and gouges, most by the renowned Nooitgedagt, a former Dutch tools manufacturer. Couldn’t be more happy with these.❤

| #chisels #gouges #handtools #nooitgedagt

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Grooves for a drawer

A drawer in the making. The grooves were cut using a combination plane.

| #artisanal #drawer #groove #woodworking

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Sunshine in the atelier

Sunshine in the atelier

| #atelier #wood

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