Wood Furniture Manufacturers & Woodcraft

Welcome to Knysna Woodworkers!

South African manufacturers of solid wooden furniture and all other woodcraft, made to order and constructed from the finest quality timber. With over 35 years of experience.



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Custom made wood furnitureWOODEN CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE

Makers of both free-standing and built-in furniture.

From the making of solid wood tables, chairs, cabinets, beds, to the design and manufacture of bars and kitchens, and more.

All goods are carefully and individually handcrafted and I select only the best quality timber for use in their manufacture.

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My name is Johan Nel. I’m the founder of Knysna Woodworkers and the primary craftsman, I have over 35 years of experience manufacturing wooden furniture of all kinds and other woodcraft.

I love working with the various woods, whether an indigenous wood or exotic, and the passion I have for woodworking is reflected in everything I make.

(Notably, Johan has been featured before in Timber iQ magazine, a top magazine in the field, showcasing “all about wood.”)

Contact Johan here.


Articles, news and events relating to Knysna Woodworkers.

Outdoor Tables & Chairs

Rustic Furniture

November 30, 2017

What is Rustic furniture? Rustic furniture is essentially the concept of a design of furniture with a more natural and often rugged look that exists in harmony with the natural environment.

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Presentation Box for the National Gift to the Miss Universe 2017

November 3, 2017

Having done previous work for Jack Friedman Jewellers, Johan Nel of Knysna Woodworkers was again commissioned, this time to design and craft an extraordinary and special presentation box to showcase the National Gift to the Miss Universe 2017.

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Makes a perfect starter jewellery box for a young lady

Personalised Wooden Gifts – ideas for Quality Gifts

October 26, 2017

Some ideas and inspiration for quality gifts.

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Butcher's Block Table

Featuring my Bespoke Furniture Service

October 25, 2017

Still looking for that perfect piece of furniture? Johan Nel of Knysna Woodworkers can make it for you.

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Hobbit Door

December 9, 2016

This Hobbit Door I made is a replica of the hobbit’s door as featured in the film ‘Lord of the Rings’, a movie that was adapted from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, who found his inspiration while living in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape.

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