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I am proudly South African. I know wood. I love wood. And I have been associated with timber most of my life. It is in my blood and it is my specialty.

I am a German trained carpenter with international installation experience.

I believe there is no substitute for hands-on experience.

As the owner of this business, I can assure you of the best professional advice – giving you total peace of mind and complete satisfaction.

After completing my National military service in South Africa, the world beckoned –

I left for Germany to work as an apprenticed carpenter in Frankfurt (in the ‘old school’ Tischler tradition – where quality, precision and engineering are still the hallmarks of the trade).

I began work as a contractor on inner-city building renovation and decoration projects in Hamburg. This gave me the experience and industry insights that I trust and rely on – expert advice I can offer you.

I believe there is no substitute for hands-on experience.

Homesick after 13 years abroad, I returned home to Johannesburg where I established my own woodworking business supplying specialized timber trims and finishes to the local décor industry.

The success of this business also spawned orders for bespoke joinery and custom-made furniture for private and corporate clients.

However, the lure of the great outdoors and the natural temptation of the Garden Route proved too great to resist –

Seduced by the swaths of the ancient indigenous forests, I downscaled and moved to Knysna where I now specialize in the supply and professional installation of quality timber flooring.

How can I help you?

Why Knysna?

Once known for its unique Stinkwood furniture, Knysna is a hub of innovation and creativity.

It now boasts a cross section of master craftsmen over a wide range of ‘custom’ industries: Yacht builders, unmanned vertical take-off aircraft, mobile homes, classic car restorers, micro-distilleries and vintners.

All are internationally recognized for their award-winning talents and products of export quality, value and performance.


Best Advice, Pricing, Service and Delivery.

Colin van Aswegen
072 882 2920

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