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A Dash of Workshop Inspiration for a Long Holiday Weekend

comments (7) May 23rd, 2014 in blogs, videos

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
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Portrait - The cabinet maker - 2'15 from ineoprod on Vimeo.

Video Length: 2:14
Produced by: Germain Lalot

I am a sucker for beautifully lit, romantic woodworking videos. There's just something about the subtle tones and veils of swirling dust in a gritty workshop that inspires me to pick up my tools and start crafting. I have no explanation for this, suffice it to say that this video covering the work of French cabinetmaker Jerome Besnard really fit the bill for a little Saturday morning inspiration recently.


Besnard is a furnituremaker in his own right, as well as a restorer of vintage pieces. His shop looks like something out of a Dickens novel. It had so much character in fact, that I couldn't help but wonder if the production team for this video hired a set designer! It's just too perfect.


For those of you looking for a bit of inspiration to get you into your shops this Memorial Day Weekend, this is one video you can't miss.

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Comments (7)

Gerry4 Gerry4 writes: Ed,

A Big THANK YOU for your views, and a remembrance of the craft we all aspire to. Could not have inspired me more

A' Jerome, Beaucoup d'appreciation pour votre discipline, philisophe, et l'ambiance de votre travail. ( To Jerome, much appreciation of your discipline, philosophy, and feeling in your work.)

The video was inspiring in that it reminded me of the art we pursue.
Posted: 7:04 pm on May 24th

alphonse53 alphonse53 writes: Excellent expose' of what real woodworkers do. To me, repairs are the final steps of craft mastery because you have to work by instinct in the art as it consumes you without regard to time.
Posted: 11:43 am on May 24th

user-2483224 user-2483224 writes: I agree, this is an excellent way of waking up on a Saturday morning with a fine cup of coffee and an inspirational video such as this, Isn't life just wonderful?

Posted: 10:03 am on May 24th

spartoon spartoon writes: Obviously, a man to be envied for the apparent oneness of himself and his work. A brief trip to wonderland for woodworkers. Superb video!
Posted: 6:04 am on May 24th

jsbergner jsbergner writes: Wonderful video. Nice way to start off my day. Thanks!
Posted: 5:30 am on May 24th

wolverine874 wolverine874 writes: What an incredible video, it really captures the skills that are needed to respectfully restore old pieces. I loved the ambience of the video, and the absence of large machinery was fascinating.

Loved the video, thanks.

Posted: 3:21 am on May 24th

JohnDeV JohnDeV writes: Merci Jérome. Très inspirant. Thank you Jérome. Very inspiring.
Posted: 10:32 pm on May 23rd

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