Renovation of the Amsterdam Rembrandt House

Opened tomorrow from 08:00


Old wooden wall cladding

Old oak wall cladding

Barnwood wall covering

Reclaimed wood beams

Reclaimed mooring posts

Reclaimed elm beams

Reclaimed Oregon pine beams

Reclaimed oak beams

Reclaimed pine beams

Old oak child beams

Old purlins

Old wooden pedestal

Reclaimed wood planks

Old harbor shelves

Oak railway sleepers

Reclaimed oak winepress planks

Reclaimed pine planks

Oak Reims planks

French oak planks

Reclaimed oak planks

Old oak planks

Barnwood planks

Live edge oak planks

Reclaimed wagon boards

Reclaimed hardwood wagonboards

Reclaimed pine wagonboards

Reclaimed oak wagonboards planed

Reclaimed oak wagonboards brushed

Air dried oak beams

Long oak beams

Oak beams air dried

Oak purlins wind-dried

Long oak planks

Oak slats air dried

Wood flooring

Reclaimed oak flooring

French oak flooring

Reclaimed oregon pine flooring

Old pine floor

Wood ceiling

Old oak roof boarding

Old roof boarding boards

French oak roof boarding

Wood cladding

Oak cladding

Oak table

Reclaimed oak table

Wagon plank table

Oak monastery table

Oak tree trunk table

Old oak outdoor table

Architectural collection

Antique French oak beams

18th century oak beams

Majestic antique oak beams

Silver seasoned oak beams

19th century elm beams


Opened tomorrow from 08:00

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Renovation of the Amsterdam Rembrandt House

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rembrandt House recently underwent a partial renovation in which the architects focused on harmonious integration with the existing material in other sections of the historic building. In their search for suitable material, the architects preferred material already in use. After careful evaluation of various samples and lots, the final choice was old American pine. Frank Pouwer Historic Building Materials supplied this floor of old American pine for the renovation of the current Rembrandt House Museum.

Old American pine in Amsterdam

In the 17th century, American pine was widely imported via returning ships of the Dutch merchant fleet. This wood served as ballast on the ships during their journey back to European ports. The port of Amsterdam was a prominent and important port at the time, so American pine was frequently imported. The wood was mostly used in structures near the ports. After all, transporting large beams was costly in those days. Interestingly, many old canal houses in Amsterdam were built using such American pine beams. The presence of this wood in old Amsterdam structures attests to the influence of maritime trade on the architecture and construction of the city during that period.

The choice of aged American pine not only emphasizes respect for the history of the Rembrandt House, but also contributes to cultural preservation. We are proud that these beautiful floorboards have found a new destination, making a valuable contribution to the preservation of Dutch cultural heritage.

Project Frank Pouwer - Remrbrandthuis Amsterdam
Project Frank Pouwer Remrbrandthuis Amsterdam

History of the Rembrandt House

The Rembrandthuis, located in Amsterdam, is a historic building that served as living and studio space for the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn in the 17th century. The property, built in 1606, was originally designed as a luxury residence, but Rembrandt bought it in 1639. Here he created some of his masterpieces, including the iconic painting “The Night Watch.”

In the centuries that followed, the building underwent several transformations, from residence to print shop. In 1911, it was restored and opened to the public as the Rembrandt House Museum. Today, the museum houses an impressive collection of Rembrandt’s etchings and paintings, including some of his most famous works, making it an important destination for art lovers and history buffs worldwide.

Visit the Rembrandt House museum!

The museum is again fully open to the public; a visit is definitely recommended. Admire the famous painter’s many masterpieces, but be sure to take a look in the “New Etching Attic” and the “New Epilogue Room,” which features Frank Pouwer’s old American pine.

american pine planks


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