Custom Made Furniture Manufacturer

Treat yourself to furniture custom made just for you

If you are looking for beautiful and great quality custom made furniture that is also imbued with the love and passion of the craftsman, you have come to the right place.

My name is Johan Nel, I have over 35 years of experience as a furniture manufacturer and craftsman and I can make any kind of wooden furniture for you, tailored to suit your particular needs and style.

Please browse through my portfolio below and feel free to contact me to discuss a piece of furniture you would like custom built. If you are unsure of what you want I can assist and help you find that ideal solution. No project is too big or too small and my prices are good.

My workshop is based in Knysna, Western Cape, but goods can be supplied anywhere, in most cases.


A small selection from the portfolio to give you an idea of my range. I’m comfortable crafting all kinds of furniture, from simple to more complex, from rustic to modern, and anything in between.

Please click on a thumbnail image below for the zoomed up view.


Various custom tables and seating. I make any sort of table, desk, counter, chair, bench and more, all tailored to suit your particular needs and style.


Beautiful custom made cabinets. I make all kinds.


A kitchen is the heart of the home. I make complete customized kitchens, any kitchen furniture, free-standing and built-in and in any style you prefer.


The ideal way to entertain friends and family is at your own personal bar. I make complete customized bars, any bar furniture and in any style.


Beds, bedside tables, cupboards, and other bedroom furniture.


Custom doors, staircases, and wooden flooring, including parquet flooring, all tailored to suit your home, these make a perfect supplement to a beautifully furnished home. I craft all types and all styles.


How do I go about acquiring a quotation?

I require a clear description of the project requirements.

The easiest way to let me know what you want is to show me pictures of furniture that are similar to the one you want crafted. Additional information that’s helpful to include are size specifications and if there are any particular colours or woods you want the item to be made from. Together, this will give me a good idea of what you’re looking for and the style.

NOTE: If you are unsure of what you want and need assistance, I can make suggestions and show you ideas based on your particular needs and help you reach the best solution. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.

Once I have a clear idea of what it is you want created, I will submit a formal quotation to you along with the time it will take for me to complete the manufacture of the furniture.

Throughout the manufacturing process I will be taking photographs of the item and send them to you regularly so that you can keep updated with the progress.

I don’t live in Knysna. Can I still order custom furniture from you?

Yes. Most furniture can be shipped anywhere without a hassle and I have successfully shipped various kinds of furniture all over South Africa and even to places around the world.

CUSTOM BUILT-IN FURNITURE: In the case that you want extensive built-in furniture made, and you live in South Africa, you can still order from me. I can build it, ship it, and have it installed for you, wherever you are in the country.


Again, please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and I can help you arrive at a solution.

Johan Nel

Call: 073 394 0057


Physical Address:
32 Waenhout Ave, Knysna Industrial,
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

NOTE: I share premises with NST. There are entrances from both Waenhout Ave and from at the end of Hadeda Str. The easiest access to my workshop itself is from Hadeda Str. right at the end.



Please click on a link for details and for more selections from the portfolio.