Hôtel de la Marine

France's most trusted name in traditional joinery and carpentry


Exceptional joinery & carpentry

We have shown our artisanship throughout countless restorations, perfect historical reproductions, and creations, where we offer a service tailored to each and every project. Preserving Châteaux, private apartments, churches, luxury homes, manors and ancient monuments, its what we dedicate ourselves to, in France or anywhere in the world.


Timber framing Château de Mesnieres
Castle of Chinon, France

Timber Framing

Superlative framing skills

Our engineers have the latest tools at their disposal (CAD Drawing, digital surveys, pathology analysis, strutural calculations…), allowing them to measure, analyze and conceive any type of wood struture while respecting the original architecture and style. We use French oak in 90% of our projects. Our 80-plus timber framers use both traditional tools and high-capacity machines.

Traditional ways 

We excel at traditional assemblies with mortice and tenon, housed joints, dovetails, forking, slot mortice, butt joints. All these assemblies are done with high precision, on job sites or in workshops, thus guaranteeing great stability, resistance and authenticity.

Pictures : Castle Mesnière-en-Bray/ Private residence


Great sites, proof of our expertise

Asselin designs, manufactures, restores and recreates to order, your exterior and interior wood joinery, delicate or massive, with or without ornamentation, whatever the style, era and complexity needed. Perfect knowledge of styles and wood types means that our staff will make the best choices with regard to the technical and aesthetic properties sought.

From the single piece to large series, while preserving an unrivalled noble and historical look, our windows can have the most high-performing characteristics (thermal, acoustic, fire-resistance, bullet-proofed, resistance to break-ins, etc.).


Pictures : Musée Rodin/ Hôtel de la Marine, Paris
Musée Rodin door, Paris
Hôtel de la Marine interior
Castle d'eu parquet flooring


Artist’s work

The wood is worked and carved here down to the finest details, to reproduce the works of past centuries with as much magnificence as the originals. Guardians of history in support of heritage, our cabinetmakers have in their hands a precious and rare know-how that they have applied to the woodwork of many private Paris mansions and town houses.

Installation and maintenance in France and elsewhere are performed by us. In this field, our expertise often means we become advisers for our customers. Finishes and patinas, delicate installation, care given to the respect and the authenticity of the structure are the watchwords of our work.

Pictures : Castle d'Eu/ Coislin hotel

Asselin : our expertise, our references and our team

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