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Articles, news and events relating to Knysna Woodworkers.


Tables for Featherbed

June 7, 2019

The brief from the client was that they wanted 60+ rustic tables for their new restaurants at Featherbed. These 3 restaurants would require 4-14 seater tables to seat up to 600 people at one sitting. This commission was soon extended further to include benches, cabinets and other decorative features.

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Outdoor Tables & Chairs

Rustic Furniture & Log Furniture

November 30, 2017

This style of furniture is essentially a design of furniture with a more natural and often rugged look intended to exist 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

Wooden Gifts – Personalised – South Africa

October 26, 2017

Some ideas and inspiration for quality gifts.

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Butcher's Block Table

Bespoke Furniture (Made To Order) || South Africa

October 25, 2017

What is bespoke furniture and when is it better to have furniture specially made?

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Hobbit Door

December 9, 2016

This Hobbit Door that Johan 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 novels of J. R. R. Tolkien, who found his inspiration while living in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape.

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Yellowwood Slabs & Slices

July 20, 2017

Knysna Woodworkers supplied these unique Outeniqua Yellowwood slabs to a Nature Conservation site near Nelspruit. Also known as Kalander (Podocarpus falcatus) -it is a protected tree. This particular tree was cut down in the Diepwalle Forest (just outside Knysna) by SANParks.

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2017 Tree of the Year

March 8, 2017

The Ziziphus mucronata / Buffalo Thorn, Blinkblaar-wag-n-bietjie is an attractive, small to medium size deciduous tree, reaching up to 9 m in height. It produces a fairly dense spreading canopy. These trees are found in a wide variety of habitats, throughout the summer rainfall areas of South Africa, extending northwards into Ethiopia and Arabia.

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Intarsia Eagle artwork

February 1, 2017

An original Intarsia artwork of the fish eagle measures 3m wide x 1.5m in length. Crafted by Johan Nel.

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2012 Knysna Woodworkers Festival

October 29, 2012

The first annual Knysna Woodworkers Festival took place from 29 September to 6 October 2012, and judging by the visitors and participants’ reactions, was a resounding success. Please also view the video taken of the event.

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Rebuild of 1923 Morgan deluxe 3 wheeler

July 9, 2012

I was given the wonderful opportunity of rebuilding the body of a 1923 Morgan de Luxe three wheeler motor car. This was a daunting task as none of these vehicles were built the same. I had to work off the original blue prints and an existing body that was in itself a rebuild in plywood.

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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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