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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Amsterdamsche Fijnhout

Amsterdamsche Fijnhout -

The Amsterdamsche Fijnhout is a family business that has been around since 1898. Starting out as a furniture workshop in the Jordaan district, the company has grown into one of the most specialised timber shops in the Netherlands.


During the Ambacht in Beeld Festival, a multitude of different types of wood will be on display and for sale at the Amsterdamsche Fijnhout stand—special pieces of wood with beautiful markings, grain and colour. You will find wood for carving, woodturning, pedestals, cutting boards and whatever else you have in mind. We are happy to think along with you and discuss a beautiful piece of wood! Besides wood, we also sell Japanese saws. These are pull saws and give a perfect fine cut; you are welcome to try one on our stand.


Wood is a renewable raw material, a natural resource that regrows (relatively) quickly. Of great importance here is that wood is produced sustainably. Slowly but surely, the importance of this is catching on in many parts of the world. The European timber law and a label like FSC help to be more sure of the origin of the wood, although there is still a lot of work to do. We are increasingly buying and promoting European wood species such as oak, ash and maple. Tropical species we prefer to buy with an FSC label and are always traceable to the source. We also purchase old batches of special wood so that we have a new supply without having to cut new wood.


Since 2021, we have been based in a new accommodation that has been set up to be as energy-neutral as possible. With the help of 300 solar panels, our sawmill runs on solar energy most of the year. Our forklift trucks are fully electric. We try to throw away as little wood as possible by selling the small pieces or giving them away as samples. We are also involved in a project by the Hogeschool van Amsterdam for processing residual wood into furniture by applying robot technology.


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