News and events archive

News relating to Knysna woodworkers, the Knysna forests, elephants and wooden boats.

Archive for May 2012.


Yellowwood log staircase

Yellowwood Log Staircase

May 15, 2012

“A customer saw this Yellowwood log and envisioned a staircase for his home in Hanover in the Northern Cape. I was commissioned to design and build this amazing piece. I was allowed to use my creativity to make this happen, but I could only do so as to how the log dictated.” said Johan Nel of Knysnawoodworkers.

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Oupa’s Yellowwood Tree

May 11, 2012

“I have enclosed three photographs taken on 7 December 2005 when my wife and I were on a visit to Pretoria. My wife, Martha, and I lived there for 18 years until we retired to Knysna early in 2004. My wife was born in Knysna where her parents originated. Whenever my father-in-law visited us there, he used to ask about a cross-section cut from a large yellowood tree that used to be on display in the old Cultural Museum in Boom Street, just next to the entrance to the Pretoria Zoo. However, some years ago this building had been flooded and all the exhibits had been removed and stored in the basements of buildings throughout the city.

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