Bespoke Custom Made Tables | Wood Table Maker

Looking for a beautiful custom made table? Johan Nel of Knysna Woodworkers can make one for you — a table specially handmade and tailored to your individual needs, from the finest quality solid wood.

Most recently, Johan had the absolute pleasure of designing and manufacturing the new tables for the restaurants at Featherbed, Knysna, many items of which are included herewith on this page.


  • Truly bespoke: Tables are custom built and tailored according to the particular size and the design you need — from simple to more complex, from rustic to modern designs, anything in between, to something completely unique. Any size and any design is possible!
  • Manufactured to the highest standards from the finest quality solid wood of your choosing, whether an indigenous or exotic wood. (Note that if you aren’t sure which wood to pick, Johan can advise based on your colour and texture preferences. And whether it’s intended as an indoor or outdoor table and under what environmental conditions it will be placed.)
  • Based in Knysna but these goods can be supplied anywhere in most cases.


Just a small selection from the portfolio follows and includes selections from a variety of different styles of table to give you a good idea of the quality and range of work as well. Again, any design is possible and all tables are meticulously handcrafted to the needs of the client and built to be both beautiful and durable.

Please scroll down the page and click on a thumbnail image for the zoomed up view.


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

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 numerous times in Timber iQ magazine, a top magazine in the field, showcasing “all about wood”.)

My contact details are below.


Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss that custom table you need created.

If you aren’t sure yet of what you want specifically, I can assist by making suggestions and showing you many more ideas based on your individual needs and help you arrive at the best solution.

  • Bespoke: Each table is carefully and individually handmade to meet your needs.
  • No project is too big or too small and I try to cater to most budgets.
  • These goods can generally be supplied anywhere.

Johan Nel

Tel: 073 394 0057


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

NOTE: I share premises with NST Construction. 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.