Timber

Kluyts & Co is ideally located – in the beautiful, top tourist destination town of Knysna and in the heart of the famous Garden Route area. Here in the Knysna Forest, indigenous timber species are abundant and we’re in the fortunate position to source only the very best quality raw materials for our woodwork. Occasionally, we will import specially requested timber for bespoke projects.

As we only apply high quality fixtures and fittings to our products, we import some of these too, like Karcher & Blum hinges, our kitchen ironmongery, and some handmade brass and steel door handles from the USA.

Kluyts & Co harvests most of its timber from the Knysna Forest – South Africa’s largest indigenous forest.

At 3 100km², the forest is vast and sometimes so dense that horses are used to extract the timber. About 9 200 hectares of indigenous forest (from Saasveld in George to Witelsbos in Tsitsikamma) is classed as a timber utilisation area and officially allocated for harvesting.

Timber is extracted from 6 300 hectares of the total 9 200 hectares, split into ten-year cycles, with 560 – 700 hectares harvested each year. Strict criteria are applied to ensure sustainability of this unique habitat.

Having easy access to top class indigenous timber, allows Kluyts & Co to manufacture valuable indigenous wood furniture locally – complementing Knysna’s reputation as the source for outstanding quality, solid woods.

Types Of TImber:

african rosewood cape blackwood candlewood cape beech

African Rosewood

Cape Blackwood Candlewood Cape Beech
hard pear stinkwood yellowwood white elder

Hard Pear

Stinkwood

Yellowwood

White Elder

How To Order:

Kluyts & Co stocks over 350m³ of dried hardwoods in various lengths and thicknesses. We specialize in beams, and very large and rare pieces of timber.

We highly respect the environment and work very closely with South Africa National Parks in the Knysna area to ensure the proper management of timber extraction and habitat sustainability.

Contact us for your special raw timber requirements.

 

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