Geraamte in the spotlight – Atelier Espenaer

Geraamte in the spotlight

 

Geraamte is a medium-sized side table designed to adorn the wall of a modern living room or a spacious hallway. Its neat and airy frame design offers a distinctively minimalist sense and is so characteristic that we decided to simply call it like it is: geraamte is Dutch for frame.

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Geraamte's hanging shelf

On the frame lies a thick narrow maple shel with a beautiful knot on its left side.

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Tenon marathon

When you need to cut a bunch of tenons in a row…

 

Cutting tenons  Cutting tenonsCutting tenons

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The third session

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Practical and elegant

Laurier is a children’s desk and bench combination showing that practical purpose and elegant design do not necessarily exclude one another. Laurier has a self-evident practical purpose as a place for the child to play, draw, and write, and also includes a practical built-in storage space. Yet, the set also has stylish looks and would not look out of place next to cabinets like Terrassen or side tables like Geraamte.

Laurier - Child's desk and bench combination Laurier - Child's desk and bench combination Laurier - Child's desk and bench combination

| #bench #children's furniture #desk #furniture #handcrafted #laurier #norway spruce #reclaimed

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Stripes and natural edges

Our new serving boards fall into two categories. The first are striped serving boards, composed of various woods of various width, laminated to form a board. Strepen Eén and Strepen Twee are examples of this category. The second are ‘natural’ boards, consisting of one-piece parts of fine hardwoods, featuring a beautiful grain figure and natural edges. The only example of this category at the moment is Vlammen, but more will follow soon.

Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Twee Solid wood serving board Vlammen with natural edges Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Een

| #hardwood #naturaledges #salvaged #servngboard #strepen #vlammen #wood

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Floating serving boards

Solid wood serving board Vlammen with natural edges Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Twee Striped solid wood serving board Strepen Een

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Shots of a groovy session

Cutting a groove with a combination plane

Shavings from a combination plane

Cutting a groove with a combination plane

| #combinationplane #groove #pine #record #shavings #spruce #tongue & groove joint

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The details of cabinet Fragiel

Detail of cabinet Fragiel

Detail of cabinet Fragiel

Dovetails in cabinet Fragiel

Fragiel is not available for purchase itself anymore, but may serve as a model for a bespoke piece specially made for you. For more information and photos, please visit Fragiel’s page in our shop.

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Wood and navy blue…

Wood and navy blue

Detail of our tool wall

Detail of our atelier

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Winter at Atelier Espenaer

Winter at Atelier Espenaer

Winter at Atelier EspenaerWinter at Atelier Espenaer

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A delicate balance between design, comfort and practicial limitations

Vrede - The triplet sticks in the headboard Vrede - Double bed by Espenaer Vrede - The peaked legs of the bed were shaped by hand

Vrede is a double bed frame specially made for a client as part of our bespoke service. The bed is characterized by its minimalism in both the frame and the headboard, a conscious design choice meant to create a spacious impression (or illusion, if you wil) in the relatively small bedroom it is destined for.

Vrede offers a delicate balance between design, comfort, and the practical limitations of a small Amsterdam bedroom. The foot section was left open in order to improve ease of access, since the bed was supposed to be put in a corner due to space restrictions. Yet, the bed still manages to signal its centrality in the room thanks to its beautifully handshaped peaked legs and the intricate knot figures and grain of the wood.

| #bed #bedframe #handcrafted #honeylocust #maple #salvaged #vrede

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Chips and shavings

Sometimes we’re so focused on getting work done, that we hardly ever take notice of what happens to the material, particularly the parts that are removed as part of a cutting action. The chips below beautifully show the gradual progression of the chisel when cutting a mortise.

Mortise chips

The piece of Norway spruce the chips were cut from, marked and ready to be cut.

Norway Spruce Stock

Another example are these shavings, resulting from cutting a 6mm groove in the above piece with a combination plane.

Combination plane savings

| #artisanal #chips #norway spruce #shavings #wood #woodworking

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